Events

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2022 Biocontrol Technical Workshop Series

April 2022-to-November 2022

Our 2022 biocontrol series will focus on biocontrol technologies and tools used in the feild to control FAW and other plant pests and diseases

Date: 24 November 2022

Time: 16:00-17.30 SGT (GMT+8)

Register here: TBC

Description: TBC

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Bt Biopesticides Part A

Date:  05 May 2022

Time: 16:00-17.30 SGT (GMT+8)

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Questions:

  • What is Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) and how does it work as a pesticide?

  • What are the important attributes of Bt biopesticides and how to compare them

  • What is the difference between sprayable Bt and Bt crops?

  • What happens to Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) in the environment?

  • What are the keys to effective use of Bt biopesticides?

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New Frontiers

Date:  11 August, 2022

Time: 16:00-17:30 SGT (GMT+8)

Register here:

https://bit.ly/biocontrolNF

Questions:

  • What are some of the newest Biocontrol solutions for FAW and other plant pests and diseases?

  • What are the results of the latest field  trials of these solutions?

  • What are some of the challenges?

  • What is the role of farmers in using or interacting with these new technologies.

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Nematodes and Fungi

Date: 29 September 2022

Time: 16:00-17.30 SGT (GMT+8)

Register here: https://bit.ly/2022bio5

Questions:

  • What are entomopathogenic nematodes and fungi and how are they used to control plant pests and diseases?

  • What success have they had in controlling FAW?

  • How are they applied in the field?

  • What are the keys to effective use of these biocontrol approaches?

  • What are some case studies that show how they can be effective as part of an IPM approach?

  • Can farmers use them easily?

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Semiochemicals

Date: 24 November 2022

Time: 16:00-17.30 SGT (GMT+8)

Register here:

 https://bit.ly/semiochem7

Questions:

 

  • What are semiochemicals and where have they been most successfully used?

  • What are the important attributes of semiochemicals and when do you use them and when do you not use them?

  • What are some examples of the use of semiochemicals in Southeast Asia?

  • What are the keys to effective use of semiochemicals?

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Bt Biopesticides Part B

Date: 30 June, 2022

Time: 16:00-17:30 SGT (GMT+8)

Register here:  https://bit.ly/biocontrolbt

Questions:

  • How do I use Bt biopesticides to control FAW as part of an IPM program?

  • How is using Bt or other biopesticides different than traditional chemistries?

  • How do I apply Bt in the field?

  • When is the right time to apply a Bt?

  • How do I assess efficacy of a Bt application?

  • Are there special considerations for worker safety when using a Bt?

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Baculoviruses

Date:  25 August, 2022

Time: 16:00-17:30 SGT (GMT+8)

Register here:

https://bit.ly/biocontrolbv

Questions:

  • What are Baculoviruses and how do they work?

  • What are the recent advancements in the use of baculoviruses for biological control?

  • What is available for FAW control?

  • How do you use them effectively in the field?

  • Are there case studies of successful use of baculoviruses for FAW control?

  • Do farmers like useing them?

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Botanicals

Date: 27 October 2022

Time: 16:00-17.30 SGT (GMT+8)

Register here: 

https://bit.ly/botanicals6

Questions:

  • How can botanicals help to control FAW and other plant pests and diseases?

  • Are they cost-effective and efficient?

  • Can farmers access and use them effectively?

  • What are examples of botanicals used in the field?

This project  is  kindly supported by
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Session 1:  10 May 2022

Session 2: 17 May 2022

Session 3: 1 June 2022

15:00 to 17:00 SGT (GMT+8)


 

2022 Biocontrol Regulatory Masterclass Series

May 2022

Our Regulatory Biocontrol Masterclass will be offered in May 2022 and facilitated by Dr Roma Gwynn.  Participation is by application or invitation.

Participants will be normally involved in regulation of biocontrol within governments across Southeast Asia and need to commit to attending all three sessions, where possible, as each session is designed to build off each other. Participants will also be asked to complete some "pre-homework" to ensure we can build the best sessions for all participants.


If you would like to attend the last session - please register at https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Ir5O70OARWGHwxrtkbV1nQ

You will need to describe what regulatory role you are involved in related to biocontrol and/or pesticides within Southeast Asian countries.

This series is kindly supported by
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Session 1:  26 May 2022

Session 2: 15 June 2022

Session 3: 22 June 2022

15:00 to 17:00 SGT (GMT+8)


 

Biocontrol Technologies Research Masterclass 

May-June 2022

Let's bring together all the researchers working on bioprotection solutions across Southeast Asia with the aim to share work, understand any barriers to current research efforts and  identify opportunities to better support this important work in the future.

Participation is by application or invitation.

Participants will be normally involved research on biocontrol technologies within Southeast Asia across any research organisation (e.g. univeristy, plant protection organisation or lab, CGIAR) and need to commit to attending all three sessions, where possible, as each session is designed to build off each other. If you are an ASEAN citizen working outside Southeast Asia, please also consider joining us.

Participants will also be asked to complete some "pre-homework" to ensure we can build the best sessions for all participants.


If you would like to attend  session 2 - register here: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BKVyCiesTcSdyZi7z2j7hw

Session 3:  https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LSJSOtxaRAqxo5PMMihIWw




You will need to describe briefly some detail on what research you have done, or are doing on biocontrol technologies.  Masters and Doctoral students working in this area are also welcome to attend.

This series is kindly supported by
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When: TBC, July 2022

Time:  TBC (Singapore)

Register: TBC

Drones and Digital IPM Seminar

July 2022

Drones and Digital IPM offer exciting opportunities to support farmers to manage plant pests and diseases. But how can the region best harness the potential of drones and digital IPM.

 

But are there opportunities to increase professional training opportunities for drone pilots in Southeast Asia?

 

What currently is available and who can access these courses?

 

What are the opportunities for greater professionalisation of the industry? What learnings can we take from the successful African Drones and Data Academy?

Join us to find out more about our recent assessment for the potential of establishing a  Drones and Data Academy for Southeast Asia.

This project  is  kindly supported by
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IPM Farmers Toolkit Scoping Study

July 2022

Farmers need solutions that are effective, accessible, safe, environmentally responsible and affordable.

This project seeks to evaluate the potential for a Pilot project that aims to develop solutions on the ground for farmers, drawing on behavioural and socio-economic research as to what drives farmers to adopt: new habits, latest and safest solutions for FAW control in the field, and international best practice on integrated pest management.

 

At the same time, linkages between robust surveillance and monitoring at the field level will be explored to help build better monitoring systems on FAW from the ground up. 

In this webinar, Project Leader Dr Joe Huesing, will talk about his recommendations on the design and development of an IPM Farmer Toolkit Pilot project in Vietnam that combines FAW monitoring and management practices, behavioural research and IPM to improve farmer FAW monitoring and management via the development of a “farmer toolbox” of effective tools, technologies, and approaches. 

When: TBC, July 2022

Time:  TBC (Singapore)

Register: TBC

This project  is  kindly supported by
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