Attendance at the XIX International Congress of Entomology, Beijing, 1992 (AP140)
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What was it all about?
The International Congress of Entomology was held in Beijing in June/July 1992. The Congress is held every four years and is the major international forum for entomologists.
CC Bowler was invited to present a paper on spraying thresholds for apple dimpling bug in a workshop on the use of zoo-phytophagous bugs in IPM. I also presented a paper on results of trials with the new acaricide, tebufenpyrad.
He attended two plenary lectures, six symposia, one workshop and one contributed paper session. Sessions were selected on the basis of their relevance to my own work, or because they dealt with future directions in integrated crop protection. Sessions were attended on management of non-crop habitats of pests and predators, use of pheromones in pest management, use of zoo-phytophagous bugs in IPM, behavioural ecology and IPM, insect migration, new classes of insecticides and acaricides, alternative food of phytoseiid predators in relation to biological control, dynamics of insects in diverse landscapes and toxicology.
Six recommendations are made for future directions in pest management research in pome fruit and/or horticulture in general.