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EPPO/IOBC/FAO/NEPPO Joint International Symposium on management of Tuta absoluta

EPPO/IOBC/FAO/NEPPO Joint International Symposium on management of Tuta absoluta | Plant Pests - Global Travellers | Scoop.it
Tuta absoluta.View the presentations made at the International Symposium in Agadir, Morocco (2011-11-16/18) http://t.co/45eJZp2n...
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Invasive Species Conferences

Invasive Species events in USA: Upcoming Invasive Species Conferences are scheduled for 2012, including: Aquatics Invasive Species Summit (Pelican River Watershed District, Minnesota) -- Jan 14, 2012; North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference, Mar 13-17, 2012...

 

National Invasive Species Awareness Week, February 26 - March 3, 2012, will be a week of activities, briefings, workshops and events focused on strategizing solutions to address invasive species prevention, detection, monitoring, control, and management issues at local, state, tribal, regional, national and international scales.

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QBOL/EPPO Conference on DNA barcoding and diagnostic methods for plant pests - Call for presentations

QBOL/EPPO Conference on DNA barcoding and diagnostic methods for plant pests - Call for presentations | Plant Pests - Global Travellers | Scoop.it

@EPPOnews, 17 Jan. 2012:

A  joint conference will be organised by QBOL project, the Dutch Plant Protection Service and the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organisation in Haarlem (the Netherlands) on 21/25 May 2012.

 

Preliminary program and preregistration details have been just published. The Quarantine organisms Barcode Of Life project (QBOL) seeks to generate DNA barcode information for vouchered specimens of quarantine pests and form a publically available database.

Speakers at the conference are invited to givel oral or poster presentations regarding diagnostic methods in the different sessions and to contribute to development of a new diagnostic tool using DNA barcoding to identify quarantine organisms in support of plant health.

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Aquatic Invasive Species Training Scheduled for Lake Service Providers

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Northland Press: All service providers must complete invasive species training and pass an examination in order to obtain a permit.

 

Minnesota passed new state law which requires that water service providers obtain permit to be able to operate in the 2012 season. All service providers must complete invasive species training and pass an examination in order to obtain the permit.

Therefore individuals or business, hired to install or remove water related equipment, such as boats, docks, or structures from water of the state, will play an important role in aquatic invasive species prevention. 

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