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)

Completed

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:

Completed

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/semiochemWS7

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)

Completed

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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Corn Maize Labyrinth

Session 1:  16 August 2022

Session 2:06 September, 2022

15:00 to 16:30 SGT (GMT+8)


 

Climate Change & Transboundary Plant Pests and Diseases

August to September 2022

Part 1: Climate change and transboundary plants pests and diseases in Southeast Asia - with a focus on fall armyworm

 

Date: Tuesday 16 August 2022

Time: 15:00 (Singapore time)

Copies of video and presentations can be found at the videos page of this website.

 

Part 1 explores the intersection of climate change and transboundary pests in Southeast Asia through a discussion on the breeding of new varieties of climate change resilient (e.g. heat tolerant, drought tolerant) and fall armyworm resistant varieties of maize. It will also explore the broader relationship between a changing climate and increasing transboundary plant pest and disease pressures in the region. The importance of climate, and therefore climate change, as drivers of plant pest populations in Southeast Asia will be discussed along with an overview of the proposed work of the FAO-IPPC Focus Group on Climate Change and Phytosanitary Issues

 

Part 2: The role of genomics in understanding strategies for management of plant pests and disease in Southeast Asia - with a focus on fall armyworm

 

Part 2 explores the role of population genomics in understanding further the potential success of future strategies and tools that can be used in managing fall armyworm as well as an understanding of pathways, population sources, and gene flow in this notorious agricultural pest species. Linkages to climate, as well as the impact of climate change, including adaptation strategies will be made. The success of management strategies for fall armyworm hinges upon active monitoring for resistance as well as knowledge input on gene flow patterns between pest populations that incorporate resistance gene characterization. Latest research across Southeast Asia will be shared and discussed. 

The videos and copies of presentations can now be found on our videos pages.

Women as IPM Leaders Series

September to December 2022

Part 1: Role of gender in fruit fly management in mangos

Date:  20 September 2022

Time: 16:00 (Singapore time)

Registration: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_63iYrPW3SwiaA7DlsqPq3Q

Part 2: Role of gender in banana disease management

(TR4/Panama Disease)

Date:  18 October 2022

Time: 16:00 (Singapore time)

Registration: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__YHY9XESTtmMt0aEUptOXQ

 

Part 3: Gender and Communication 

Date: 16 November  2022

Time: 16:00 (Singapore time)

Registration:  https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_eYrk2TS1T9m02YhzvUbFiQ

Conference

Date: December 2022

Location: TBC

When: TBC

Time:  TBC (Singapore)

Register: TBC

Drones and Digital IPM Seminar

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

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 

Time:  TBC (Singapore)

Register: TBC

This project  is  kindly supported by
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