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Upcoming events

ONLINE SEMINAR

27 July 2021

What do we know so far? An overview of the Queensland fruit fly post-production pilot programme

 

With special guest Dr Bishwo Mainali.

 

Download the seminar brochure for more details.

This seminar is part of the Fruit Fly ITTC online seminar series.

SYMPOSIUM

1 - 3 December 2021

2021 Australian Biosecurity Symposium

 

The Symposium will bring an unprecedented opportunity to influence the direction of Australia’s future biosecurity system, network, develop new concepts, share and test ideas, build new partnerships and engage in challenging discussions.

SYMPOSIUM

31 October -3 November 2021

ESA Entomology 2021

 

The Entomological Society of America (ESA) is working on a new and exciting Entomology meeting embracing the theme Adapt, Advance, Transform.

The event is anticipated to be held in person, in Denver (CO), with the possibility of transitioning to a full virtual event if required.

CONFERENCE

5-8 December 2021

Coming Soon

AES Conference 2021

 

The Australian Entomological Society (AES) is planning the 52nd scientific conference and AGM to be held in Adelaide (SA). This exciting event will provide a platform for the entomological community to reconnect with their peers after a deeply felt pause on scientific conferences.

SYMPOSIUM

To be announced

11th International Symposium on Fruit Flies of Economic Importance

 

In 2022 Sydney will become host to scientists, researchers, and those involved in plant protection agencies and phytosanitary operational programs, to share knowledge, technologies and experiences regarding fruit flies.

Past events

ONLINE CONFERENCE

1 - 15 July 2021

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1st International Electronic Conference on Entomology (IECE)

 

This meeting provides an opportunity for scientists around the globe to present their most recent research findings in Entomology. IECE aims to contribute to the rapid spread of worldwide advances on insects from the entire scientific community through the publication of proceedings after the conference. Participation is free of charge.

ONLINE SEMINAR

16  June 2021

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Molecular response of the Mediterranean fruit fly to heat and cold

 

With special guest Dr Wei Xu.

 

Download the seminar brochure for more details.

This seminar is part of the Fruit Fly ITTC online seminar series.

CONFERENCE

7-9  June 2021

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Hort Connections

 

The conference theme Celebrating the international year of fruits and vegetables, will recognise the horticulture industry and the important role fruits, vegetables and floral industries have in human nutrition, health and wellbeing, and global food security. Whether it be through technology, labour solutions, or financial and environmental sustainability, Hort Connections will highlight and display exciting new possibilities set to shape the industry.

ONLINE SYMPOSIUM

2-4  June 2021

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Graduate Research Symposium

 

Join our Fruit Fly ITTC-funded PhD students and alumni showcasing what they have learned through their research experiences and be part of a fruit fly community that discusses cutting edge research topics. Download the program.

This event is supported by Research Attraction and Acceleration Program of NSW Department of Planning, Industry & Environment.

ONLINE SEMINAR

19  May 2021

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Are we what we eat? What, how and when? Anastrepha fraterculus brings its story

 

With special guest Dr María Teresa Vera.

 

Download the seminar brochure for more details.

This seminar is part of the Fruit Fly ITTC online seminar series.

SYMPOSIUM

4-6  May 2021

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National Fruit Fly Symposium 2021

 

Hosted by the National Fruit Fly Council, the symposium presented several key fruit fly challenges and helped to identify priorities for building future national success.

ONLINE SEMINAR

14 April 2021

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Olfactory learning and memory in the polyphagous frugivore, Bactrocera tryoni

 

With special guest Dr Rehan Silva.

 

Download the seminar brochure for more details.

This seminar is part of the Fruit Fly ITTC online seminar series.

CONGRESS

15-17 March 2021

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BioAg World Congress 2021

 

The BioAg World Congress core theme relates to four main BioAg segments – biopesticides, biostimulants, biofertilizers, and bionutritionals. The sessions will take an in-depth look at industry developments, roles of the food chain to influence biosolution adoption, soil health and water management, challenges and opportunities on regulation, go-to market, science-backed innovations, investment in bioag, and insight into growth areas such as precision AgTech.

ONLINE SEMINAR

17 March 2021

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Developing new male attractants and toxicants for improved monitoring and control of pest tephritids by structural modification of cuelure and zingerone

 

With special guest Dr Soo Jean Park.

Download the seminar brochure for more details.

 

This seminar is part of the Fruit Fly ITTC online seminar series.

WEBINAR

23 February 2021

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National fruit fly biocontrol research program

 

Join the National Fruit Fly Council for a webinar on the national biocontrol program to manage pest fruit flies in Australia. The project is funded by the Strengthening Australia’s Fruit Fly System Research Program and is being led by Agriculture Victoria Research. The webinar will include an overview of the program and the progress to date.

ONLINE SEMINAR

17 February 2021

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Wolbachia and tephritid fruit flies

 

With special guest Dr Jennifer Morrow.

Download the seminar brochure for more details.

 

This seminar is part of the Fruit Fly ITTC online seminar series.

WEBINAR

12 February 2021

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Australian Horticulture Statistics Handbook 2019/20 Launch Event

 

This launch event will provide a comprehensive overview of the 6th edition of the Australian Horticulture Statistics Handbook and will unpack the sector’s performance during the 2019/20 year. Participants will come away from the session with a clear understanding of the performance of the horticulture sector during the 2019/20 year and overall trends that have emerged from the Handbook’s data. This event is organised by Hort Innovation.

WEBINAR

15 December 2020

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The ICA Scheme

 

Join the National Fruit Fly Council for a webinar on the Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) Scheme. It will cover a range of topics including: the history of the scheme and its application,

the role of the Subcommittee on Domestic Quarantine and Market Access and Plant Health Committee in interstate quarantine and certification, the upcoming Interstate Trade Review and the BioSecure HACCP Scheme.

ONLINE MEETING

11-25 November 2020

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ESA Entomology 2020

 

The Entomological Society of America (ESA) is building a new and exciting virtual meeting embracing this year’s theme, Entomology for All, to be where all insect scientists can participate and share their work, regardless of location, specialty area, or ability to travel. Entomology 2020 will feature multiple livestreams running simultaneously November 16-19 with On-Demand content available from November 11-25.

ONLINE SEMINAR

18 November 2020

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Variation in stress resistance traits of Ceratitis fruit flies

 

With special guest Prof. Christopher Weldon.

Download the seminar brochure for more details.

 

This seminar is part of the Fruit Fly ITTC online seminar series.

ONLINE CONGRESS

2-6 November 2020

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Americas Congress on Fruit Flies - 10th TWWH Meeting

 

Americas Congress on Fruit Flies is an international event that brings together experts from all countries of the Western Hemisphere, in the American continent, to promote the exchange of knowledge on prevention, eradication, and control of fruit flies among members of the scientific and academic communities. It takes place during the 10th Meeting of Tephritids Workers of the Western Hemisphere - TWWH.

WEBINAR

26 October 2020

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Phytosanitary Irradiation

 

Join the National Fruit Fly Council for a webinar on phytosanitary irradiation. The webinar will cover a range of topics including an explanation of irradiation, labelling requirements, research, consumer perceptions, and international acceptance of irradiation as a phytosanitary measure.

ONLINE SEMINAR

21 October 2020

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Plant volatile organic compounds that affect the sexual behaviour of Anastrepha fraterculus males

 

With special guest Prof. Diego Segura.

Download the seminar brochure for more details.

 

This seminar is part of the Fruit Fly ITTC online seminar series.

WEBINAR

5-9 October 2020

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4th TEAM Meeting

 

The 4th Tephritid Workers of Europe, Africa and the Middle East (TEAM) Meeting is taking place in France and online for everyone with open and free access.

WEBINAR

25 September 2020

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So you think you know SIT?

 

Join the National Fruit Fly Council for a webinar on the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) for fruit fly. The webinar will include sessions on the SITPlus Q-fly program (about the program, reasons to use SIT, and the achievements and future of the program), SIT research and Med-fly SIT in Western Australia (the experience in Carnarvon, technical aspects of SIT, and the proposed use of SIT in the current Q-fly incursion).

VIRTUAL EVENT

14-19 September 2020

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BugFest 2020: a virtual infestation

 

Join BugFest, the event that will allow you to interact with entomologists from North Carolina and around the world to learn about the fascinating world of bugs. The event will comprise of SIX days of buggy adventures and it celebrates the 2020 arthropod theme: FLIES!

This event is hosted by the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.

WEBINAR

16 September 2020

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The effect of climate change on pest populations

 

This webinar will focus on mitigating the risk of sudden pest populations and include the following topics:
• What is climate variability?
• How pest populations can change with climate.
• Practical methods to mitigate the risk of sudden and unexpected pest populations.

This webinar is hosted by the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (QDAF).

WEBINAR

9 September 2020

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Australian Mangoes weekly pre-season webinar series

 

Christina Cook, Manager of the National Fruit Fly Council, is speaking with mango growers about fruit fly research and national fruit fly issues at the first of Australian Mangoes’ weekly pre-season webinars.

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

27 July - 3 August 2020

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Fruit Fly Chemical Ecology Online Roundtable Discussions

 

Dedicated to the participants of the Chemical Ecology Online Workshop: our speakers will return for a series of small group discussions. The event aims to bring together researchers to develop solutions to research-related challenges and it provides a valuable opportunity for networking and prospective collaboration. Download the event program.

 

This online event is supported by the Research Attraction and Acceleration Program (RAAP) of the NSW Department of Industry.

ONLINE SEMINAR

7 July 2020

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A computer model of trap networks, field experiments in parametrisation, and application against invasive fruit flies and other insects

 

With special guest Dr Nick Manoukis.

 

Download the event brochure for more information.

This online seminar is organised by the Fruit Fly ITTC and co-hosted with Applied BioSciences at Macquarie University.

WORKSHOP

4-25 June 2020

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Fruit Fly Chemical Ecology Online Workshop

 

World experts in the field of Chemical Ecology will take turns to showcase the latest technologies and findings of this field using fruit flies as model insect species. Download the event program.

This online event is supported by the Research Attraction and Acceleration Program (RAAP) of the NSW Department of Industry.