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The International Symposium on the Ecology and Management of Lygus
is a follow up to workshop activities held at various locations
over the last few years dealing with one of the most important economic
insect pests in North America. There is a need to develop coordinated
efforts and solutions to common research problems in the management
of Lygus plant bugs. Additionally, scientific symposia
associated with national or international entomology or plant protection
meetings do not allow sufficient time for discussions and the exchange
of Lygus management experiences. Therefore, an independent
International Symposium providing sufficient time for exchange of
ideas is urgently needed.
The objectives of this International Symposium are as follows:
- Enhance national and international collaboration for research
on the integrated pest management of Lygus plant bugs
in various crops;
- Exchange of current research results relevant for the ecology
and management of Lygus plant bugs;
- Find solutions to practical problems and highlight information
gaps to establish research priorities;
- Multidisciplinary effort to determine the potential to combine
control strategies in an integrated management approach for Lygus
control in different crop commodities.
To foster interchange of information among attendees, concurrent
sessions will be avoided. All participants can attend all talks
together for the duration of the meeting (4 days), giving everyone
the maximum exposure to all the ideas discussed and the greatest
opportunity to interact with all attendees. Over the following weeks,
session leaders will be selected by the scientific committee and
speaker selection will be the responsibility of the scientific committee
in collaboration with the session leaders. Attendees who are not
speakers will have the opportunity to submit their research in the
form of a poster presentation.
This notice provides the date and location of the meeting for your
planning purposes. At the same time this is a call for papers. To
submit your abstract please complete the online form Submission
of Papers. Please submit papers according to session
themes outlined in the Scientific
Outline: Call for Papers.
Please remember the following important deadlines: