Drone used to drop beneficial bugs on corn crop (Australia). University of Queensland agricultural science student, Michael Godfrey, has developed a drone that spreads beneficial insects onto crops, potentially saving farmers time and money.
Beetle biocontrol (with nematodes). New research improves prospects of plum curculio control using nematodes.
Check out the positions available for graduate research in thirteen different exciting areas focused on natural enemies.
The BPIA (Biopesticide Industry Alliance), is looking for a new Executive Director. After many fruitful years, Bill Stoneman is stepping down to pursue other areas, and we wish him well. Check out the description for this job here! BPIA Executive Director Description.
AND, ANBP was a critical partner in the success of this meeting! Together with several other Associations (the IBMA and BPIA took the lead) we held the first meeting - the beginning of a collaboration of groups with similar goals. Afterwards, this Meister Media sponsored event held a biocontrol conference and trade show - a huge success!
ANBP is participating in the upcoming Meister Media Conference/Trade Show, BIOCONTROLS 2015. Date: March 2-5, 2015, Fresno, California. Meister Media and the Biopesticide Industry Alliance (BPIA) have developed this conference/trade with input from ANBP, the IBMA (Intl. Biocontrol Manufacturers Assoc.) and more. Check out the link above because the full program is online. Watch our ANBP Facebook page for photos of our participation in the program and at the Trade Show.
ANBP on Facebook! That's right, we have finally launched a Facebook page for keeping member and friends even more up-to-date with ANBP activities and news from the world of commercial biocontrol! If you have a Facebook account, simple search for ANBP and Like Us! We will still continue the Newsletter and News Flash for breaking news in case Facebook is not your preferred form of communication.
ANBP Annual General Business Meeting to be held at IOBC Integrated Control in Protected Temperate Crops in Ghent, Belgium! This meeting agenda addresses so many current and future needs of the commercial biocontrol community, that we could not pass up holding our Annual Business meeting on the last day. Thursday afternoon (Sept 18), after lunch, we will muster over to the Univer. of Ghent for our Board and Business meeting. The IOBC meeting starts the Monday before and the full program is now online. Hope to see you in September!
For more information, contact Lynn LeBeck, ANBP Executive Director.