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Sunday, May 4 | Monday, May 5 | Tuesday, May 6 | Wednesday, May 7 | Thursday, May 8

5:00 – 7:00 pm Registration/Monday speakers upload talks.
Registration will also be available 7:00 – 8:30 am daily, and at breaks and lunches
Ground floor, outside Hennepin room
7:00 – 10:00pm Opening Reception sponsored by Koppert Third floor Terrace/Salon A
7:00 – 8:30 am Registration/Tuesday speakers upload talks
8:30 am Welcome/Announcements
IOBC WPRS/NRS Introductions
Bruno Gobin
8:50 Opening Address by Sean Valk, Head of Marketing for Flowers, Syngenta Flowers
9:10 Keynote Address by Michael Brownbridge, Vineland Research & Innovation Centre
Biological control in greenhouse IPM systems: Where we’ve been, where we are, and where we need to go?
Session: Innovative Strategies that Enhance Biological Control
9:50 am Keynote: Innovative strategies that enhance the cost-effectiveness, reliability and efficacy of arthropod-based biocontrol in greenhouse crops Shimon Steinberg
10:30 What secret holds the fog? Testing the fate of biologicals from the nozzle to the plant surface Michael Brownbridge
10:50 A new method for loading predatory mites with entomopathogenic fungi for biocontrol of their prey Gongyu Lin
11:10 Break
11:30 Modifying the expression of plant volatiles to affect the behaviour of greenhouse insect pests Ian Scott
11:50 Plant-provided food increases indirect defence through manipulation of a mutualism Pete Nelson
12:10 Efficiency of different biocontrol agents to control Tetranychus urticae on greenhouse pepper crops S. A. El Arnaouty
12:30 Discussion (20 min)
12:50 Lunch and Poster Viewing sponsored by Bioline AgroSciences
2:30 Evaluation of maize/Banks grass mite (Oligonychus pratensis) banker plant system in tomato Carol Glenister
2:50 Which is the best strategy against foxglove aphid? Michelangelo La Spina
3:10 Eupodes americanus and Leucopis annulipos as potential BCAs of foxglove aphid at low temperatures Marc Fournier
3:30 Standardization of a mass-rearing system of Apanteles gelechiidivoris Marsh (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) Jessica Morales
3:50 Break
4:10 Foraging and egg-laying behaviour of the coccinellid predator Rhyzobius lophanthae Marjolein Kruidhof
4:30 Improved monitoring of vine weevil (Otiorhynchus sulcatus) adults Tom Pope
4:50 A ‘little and often’ system for application of entomopathogenic nematodes for vine weevil control Jude Bennison
5:10 Discussion (30 mins)
Free Night (no planned activities)
Poster Session-Monday 1:50-2:30 (Presenters stand with posters)
Biological control of tomato bacterial wilt and canker disease by Spirulina platensis Yesim Aysan
Are aphidophagous syrphids enering southern Ontario greenhouses? Eli Bennet
Dirty dips? Risks of spreading pathogens by cutting dip treatments Rose Buitenhuis
Hot pepper seed inoculation with fungal endophytes for enhancing biological control of aphids Seon U. Choi
Hypovirulent Cryphonectria parasitica strains of biocontrol of chestnut blight in nurseries Mirna Curkovic-Perica
Developing a sustainable insect pest management system by manipulating plant volative emissions Scott Hughes
Typha angustifolia as food supplement for predatory mites in greenhouse crops Sebastien Jacob
Why so blue? Optimizing mass trapping of western flower thrips in Canadian greenhouses Sarah Jandricic
New illustrated poster on biological control in greenhouses: Almost everything you need to know! Liette Lambert
Novel trap crop design: Trichoplusia ni (Hubner) attraction to transgenic Solanum lycopersicum (L) William Laur
Educating greenhouse growers on biological control through an international online course Heidi Lindberg
Optimizing air movement with pepper weevil exclusing screening Cara McCreary
Discovery and implementation of native straings of Metarhizium spp. in Oklahoma Eric Rebek
Influence of Calibrachoa sp. host plant on aphid biological control John Sanderson
Modifying the expression of plant volatiles to affect the bahior of greenhouse whitefly Ian Scott
Application of fresh water algae, Chlorella fusca CH0067 to improve plant quality Chang-Ki Shim
7:00 – 8:00 am Wednesday speakers upload talks
8:30 am Announcements
Session: Successful integration of Biologicals into Production
8:40 am Keynote: Integration of biological controls into production systems: Success in the real world Suzanne Wainwright-Evans
Buglady Consulting
9:10 Exploring and exploiting volatiles to lure hyperparasitoids away from their parasitoid host Jetske de Boer
9:30 Direct and indirect effects of pesticides on Orius insidious under laboratory conditions Raymond Cloyd
9:50 Break sponsored by Crop Defenders
10:10 Effect of entomopathogenic fungi targeting Aphis gossypii on Chrysoperla carnea & Aphidius colemani E. Quesada Moraga
10:30 IPM for protected herbs in the UK Neil Helyer
10:50 Effect of irrigation method on persistence of fungus gnat control by strains of the nematode S. feltiae John Sanderson
11:10 Discussions (20 min)
11:30 Load Buses (Lunch on Bus) – Meet in Marriott foyer
12:50 Greenhouse tours (3.5 hrs)
4:15 pm Tour of Vineland Research & Innovation Centre
5:30 pm BBQ at Vineland Research & Innovation Centre
Presentation of Student Travel Awards & ANBP Student Award
ANBP Award of Excellence
Election of Next Meeting Venue
7:30 Bus back to Hotel
7:00 – 8:00 am Thursday speakers upload talks
8:30 am Announcements
Session: Influence of Environment on IPM
8:40 Keynote: Light supplementation improves the short-season establishment of Dicyphus hesperus (Knight) on commercial tomato crops Roselyne Labbé
9:10 Potential for A. limonicus to control whitefly in greenhouse ornamentals under cool weather conditions Sarah Jandricic
9:30 Tmperature-dependent intraguild predation risk of native predatory mites by an exotic predator Andreas Walzer
9:50 Integrated control of broad mites in ornamental plants under variable greenhouse conditions Bruno Gobin
10:10 Break
10:30 The effect of microclimatic parameters on the dispersal of two Trichogramma species Mona Kortam
10:50 Increasing host patch exploitation efficiency of parasitoids with temperature changes J. P. Parent
Session: Microbes in Greenhouse Production
11:10 Microbes for pest control in greenhouses: merging ecological, agronomic, and molecular aspects Ana Pineda
11:50 Biological control of tomato bacterial speck disease using bacteriophages Yesim Asan
12:10 Effect of substrate on the efficacy of bio-pesticides against root diseases in hydroponic tomatoes Talia Plaskett
12:30 Effect of plants endophytically colonised by entomopathogenic fungi on aphids, predators & parasitoids N. González-Mas
12:50 Discussion (10 mins)
Grower Session Program
1:00 Lunch with Growers & Scientists sponsored by BioBest
1:50 Keynote: Using biological control as a first line of defence from “Start to Finish” in greenhouse vegetables and ornamental production Ronald Valentin
Bioline AgroSciences
2:30 Keynote: Experience with biological control in mini vegetable pot-plants called Pick & Joy Leonie van Rooijen
Vreugdenhill-klugt Propagation
3:10 Developing an IPM program for greenhouse strawberry production in Ontario Blake Fischer
3:30 Review of biopesticide products for greenhouse production systems in the United States Steven Arthurs
3:50 Break sponsored by Eco Habitat
4:10 Fertilizer effects on aphid population growth and biological control John Sanderson
4:30 Conservation and augmentation of the predatory mite Iphiseius degenerans in greenhouse crops Juliette Pijnakker
4:50 Improved predatory mite release system Tom Groot
5:10 Prey mites as an in-crop food: an innovative strategy to enhance biocontrol Enric Vila Rifá
5:30 Discussion period with growers (20 min)
Free time (5:50 – 6:50)
6:50 Banquet at Queenston Heights sponsored by Syngenta
Bus to Banquet: load busses at 6:50 sharp! Meet in Marriott Foyer
7:30 – Musket demonstration, 8:00 – Dinner
10:15 – 11:00 Busses returning to hotel
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The full program (June 4 – 8) can be found in this PDF document:
Full Program PDF