IOBC Canada 2017 – Speaker Summaries

The International Organization for Biological Control (Nearctic Region and West Palearctic Regional Section) had a meeting in Niagara Falls (Ontario) from June 4th – 8th, 2017. Below is a list of the talks that I took notes for. When the notes for that talk are published, the title will become a clickable link. Since there were many talks and I need to gather my notes into coherent ideas presented by the speakers, I will be publishing notes progressively over time. Check back later if a title you are interested below is not yet posted.

Monday, June 5th, 2017

Title Speaker
Biological control in greenhouse IPM systems: Where we’ve been, where we are, and where we need to go? Michael Brownbridge, Vineland Research & Innovation Centre
Session: Innovative Strategies that Enhance Biological Control
Innovative strategies that enhance the cost-effectiveness, reliability and efficacy of arthropod-based biocontrol in greenhouse crops Shimon Steinberg
BioBee
What secret holds the fog? Testing the fate of biologicals from the nozzle to the plant surface Michael Brownbridge, Vineland Research & Innovation Center
A new method for loading predatory mites with entomopathogenic fungi for biocontrol of their prey Gongyu Lin, Institut de recherche en biologie végétale de l’Université de Montréal
Modifying the expression of plant volatiles to affect the behaviour of greenhouse insect pests Ian Scott
Plant-provided food increases indirect defence through manipulation of a mutualism Pete Nelson
Efficiency of different biocontrol agents to control Tetranychus urticae on greenhouse pepper crops S. A. El Arnaouty
Evaluation of maize/Banks grass mite (Oligonychus pratensis) banker plant system in tomato Carol Glenister
Which is the best strategy against foxglove aphid? Michelangelo La Spina
Euphodes americanus and Leucopis annulipos as potential BCAs of foxglove aphid at low temperatures Marc Fournier
Standardization of a mass-rearing system of Apanteles gelechiidivoris Marsh (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) Jessica Morales
Foraging and egg-laying behaviour of the coccinellid predator Rhyzobius lophanthae Marjolein Kruidhof
Improved monitoring of vine weevil (Otiorhynchus sulcatus) adults Tom Pope
A ‘little and often’ system for application of entomopathogenic nematodes for vine weevil control Jude Bennison

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Session: Successful integration of Biologicals into Production
Title Speaker
Keynote: Integration of biological controls into production systems: Success in the real world Suzanne Wainwright-Evans
Buglady Consulting
Exploring and exploiting volatiles to lure hyperparasitoids away from their parasitoid host Jetske de Boer
Direct and indirect effects of pesticides on Orius insidious under laboratory conditions Raymond Cloyd
Effect of entomopathogenic fungi targeting Aphis gossypii on Chrysoperla carnea & Aphidius colemani E. Quesada Moraga
IPM for protected herbs in the UK Neil Helyer
Effect of irrigation method on persistence of fungus gnat control by strains of the nematode S. feltiae John Sanderson

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Session: Influence of Environment on IPM
Title Speaker
Keynote: Light supplementation improves the short-season establishment of Dicyphus hesperus (Knight) on commercial tomato crops Roselyne Labbé
Potential for A. limonicus to control whitefly in greenhouse ornamentals under cool weather conditions Sarah Jandricic
Temperature-dependent intraguild predation risk of native predatory mites by an exotic predator Andreas Walzer
Integrated control of broad mites in ornamental plants under variable greenhouse conditions Bruno Gobin
The effect of microclimatic parameters on the dispersal of two Trichogramma species Mona Kortam
Increasing host patch exploitation efficiency of parasitoids with temperature changes J. P. Parent
Session: Microbes in Greenhouse Production
Microbes for pest control in greenhouses: merging ecological, agronomic, and molecular aspects Ana Pineda
NIOO-KNAW
Biological control of tomato bacterial speck disease using bacteriophages Yesim Asan
Effect of substrate on the efficacy of bio-pesticides against root diseases in hydroponic tomatoes Talia Plaskett
Effect of plants endophytically colonised by entomopathogenic fungi on aphids, predators & parasitoids N. González-Mas
Grower Session Program
Title Speaker
Keynote: Using biological control as a first line of defence from “Start to Finish” in greenhouse vegetables and ornamental production Ronald Valentin
Bioline AgroSciences
Keynote: Experience with biological control in mini vegetable pot-plants called Pick & Joy Leonie van Rooijen
Vreugdenhill-klugt Propagation
Developing an IPM program for greenhouse strawberry production in Ontario Blake Fischer
Review of biopesticide products for greenhouse production systems in the United States Steven Arthurs
Fertilizer effects on aphid population growth and biological control John Sanderson
Conservation and augmentation of the predatory mite Iphiseius degenerans in greenhouse crops Juliette Pijnakker
Improved predatory mite release system Tom Groot
Prey mites as an in-crop food: an innovative strategy to enhance biocontrol Enric Vila Rifá

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Session: New Opportunities, New Challenges
Keynote: What drives the uptake of commercial biological control in IPM? Richard GreatRex
Bioline AgroSciences
Thrips eggs predation by phytoseiids: an overlooked pest control tool mechanism D. Vangansbeke
Ways to improve biocontrol of tomato russet mites using predatory mites Yvonne Van Houten
From promising, to product: Developmental steps & challenges to bring a new predatory mite to market Taro Saito
RNA interference in the two-spotted spider mite (Tetranychus urticae) Nicolas Bessousan
Benefits of small ladybird beetles for aphid control: Propylea quatordecimpunctata vs Adalia bipunctata Gerben Messelink
Perspectives of aphid parasitoid implementation in BC and IPM development in Ukraine Maryna Kalizhna
Natural enemies of pepper weevil, Anthonomous eugenii (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) Roselyn Labbe
Biology and overwintering potential of the pepper weevil, Anthonomous eugenii (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) Diana Fernandez

 

 

 

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