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New tools for tracking a voracious pest

  – Tracking; the Russian wheat aphid with DNA barcodes – Full story: Barcoding Insects to Control Them (PDF)

Barcoding Insects to Control Them

  – Barcoding Insects to Control Them (PDF) – Web version

QBOL EPPO Conference on DNA barcoding and diagnostic methods for plant pests

Haarlem, NL A joint conference on plant pest DNA barcoding and diagnostic methods for plant pests will be organized by QBOL (Quarantine Organisms Barcode of Life) and the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO) from May 21-25 in Haarlem, Netherlands. QBOL is a three-year project (2009-2012) funded under the 7th Framework Program of the […]

Barcode IDs new moth species invading Italy’s vineyards

– New moth species invades Italy’s vineyards – ZooKeys paper

DNA barcode confirms harmful pest has landed in Germany

iBOL collaborator identifies insect invader German researchers working with the International Barcode of Life project (iBOL) have produced the first genetic evidence that an invasive and highly destructive fruit fly is now present in the southern state of Baden-W├╝rttemberg. Researchers from the Bavarian State Collection in Munich used DNA barcoding to identify the spotted-wing Drosophila, […]

Using barcodes to sniff out the stink bug

  – Scientists race to kill crop-destroying stink bug expected to swarm Ontario – Download PDF

Commission on Phytosanitary Measures

FAO, Rome The Consortium for the Barcode of Life (CBOL) is organizing a side event on DNA barcoding during the 6th session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) in Rome, March 14-18. iBOL will participate in the side event and in a display of posters about DNA barcoding. The CPM governs the implementation of […]

Pacific Science Congress: DNA Barcoding of Invasive Species

Kuala Lumpur Date: June 14-18, 2011 Venue: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre This year’s Pacific Science Congress will include a one-day symposium/workshop devoted to DNA Barcoding of Pacific Invasive and Pest Species. Click here for the Call for Abstracts As global trade and tourism increase, invasive alien species (IAS) and agricultural pests represent an increasing threat […]

WG 1.5 – Agricultural and Forestry Pests and Their Parasitoids

  Chair: Robert FoottitSenior Scientist, Agriculture and Agri-food Canada, Ottawa, Canada Vice-chair: Jean-Yves RasplusDirector of Research,Institut Nationale de la recherche Agronomique, France Insect pests are a major cause of lost production in agriculture and forestry. In cases of pest outbreaks, the rapid identification of the causal organism is critical for the implementation of control strategies. […]

Jean-Yves Rasplus

France representative Vice-chair, WG1.5 – Agricultural and Forestry Pests and their Parasitoids Director of Research, INRA – CBGP (Centre de Biologie et de Gestion des Populations), Montferrier-sur-Lez, France Web: CBGP profile Email:


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