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Welcome

Dear colleagues, 
 
The Joint Meeting of the IOBC/WPRS Working Groups “Pheromones and other semiochemicals in integrated production” and “Integrated Protection of Fruit Crops” will be held in Girona (Spain), from September 25 to September 29, 2022. IRTA (Institute of Agrifood, Research and Technology) will host the conference.
 
Following the success and the positive feedback received past meetings, we are confirming the ongoing collaboration between the two working groups. The joint meeting was scheduled for September 2020, but because of the global pandemic COVID_19, it was postponed to 2022. At present, risk mitigation procedure are making it more feasible to have a meeting in 2022. For this reason, we are convinced that we can start again to meet in person of course, using all the necessary security measures. 
 
The theme of the conference will be “The IPM in the XXI century: new tools, tactics and strategies to improve sustainability from old and new pests and diseases”. On the behalf of IOBC and the organizing committee, we would like to invite you to Girona to actively participate, and share the results of your work. The meeting will bring together people involved both in the study of Semiochemicals and in Integrated Fruit Production, with the aim of sharing the latest research and technological advances that can help in the control of harmful agents, both indigenous and invasive. It offers a space for the exchange of information and ideas, and provides the opportunity to cement old association and establish exciting new collaborations between the different participating groups.
 
English will be the official language of the meeting. Proceedings with all contributions, both oral and poster presentations will published as full papers or extended abstracts in the IOBC/WPRS Bulletin.
 
Please post this circular to colleagues that may be interested in attending the conference.
 
We look forward to seeing you in Girona,
 
Lucía-Adriana Escudero-Colomar
Conference chair IRTASustainable plant protection, CATALONIA, SPAIN 
 
Jürgen Gross
Convenor Semiochemicals WG Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI), Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants, Dossenheim, GERMANY
 
Tim Beliën
ConvenorIP Fruit Crops WG Department of Zoology, pcfruit, BELGIUM
 
The organizing committee is integrated with the IOBC subgroup convenors; Christian Linder (Agroscope research Station, Switzerland); Arne Stensvand (Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research, Norway). Petros Damos (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece).

Important Dates

  • Deadline for submission of abstracts
    30 May 2022
  • Deadline for registration ‘early rate’
    30 May 2022
  • Deadline for submission of full papers
    15 December 2022

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