11th IWCSPP 2014

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11th International Working Conference on

Stored Product Protection         

11th IWCSPP  2014

November 24-28, 2014

The Empress Hotel Chiang Mai, THAILAND

  

The International Working Conference on Stored Product Protection (IWCSPP) held every four years, is the premier world forum for presentation of research results and bring together researchers, scientists, consultants, pest management professionals and administrators involved in pest management and quality maintenance of stored raw grains, processed food products, stored spices, stored animal products, artifacts and specimens in museums. The previous meetings of the IWCSPP have been held in various countries. This upcoming 11th IWCSPP will be held in Chiang Mai, an ancient beautiful cultural city in north Thailand.

 

Sections of the 11th IWCSPP 2014 Conference

  

* Emerging global issues in stored product protection  

* Biology, ecology and behaviour  

* Monitoring and sampling  

* Engineering for stored-product protection  

* Fumigation, hermetic storage and modified atmospheres  

* Grain quality and food safety  

* Museum pests  

* Residual Insecticides  

* Integrated pest management  

* Quarantine and regulatory

 

Many interesting issues were set up in 10 sessions each has moderators ,
editors and keynote speaker which are specialists in their sessions as follow :


Session 1   Emerging global issues in stored product protection
New problems that facing grain storage 
Moderators / Editors: Dr. Jim Throne*, Dr. Greg Daglish* 
Keynote speaker : Dr. David Schlipalius*Australia
Topic : Phosphine resistance


Session 2   Biology, ecology and behaviour 
Insects and mites biology, physiology, ecology, modeling
Moderators / Editors: Dr.Noel White*,Dr. Jim Campbell*
Keynote speaker : Dr.Yaowaluk Chanbang ,Thailand

 

Session 3   Monitoring and sampling  
Trapping, sampling, population estimation
Moderators / Editors:Dr. Cornell Adler*, Dr.Otilia Carvalho 
Keynote Speaker: Dr. S. Mohan*
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, India
Topic :Trapping devices in developing countries

 

Session 4  Engineering for stored-product protection 
Stored product drying, handling, natural-air and chilled-air aeration, quality monitoring and control technologies, software application 
Moderators / Editors:Dr. Watcharapol Chayaprasert,*,Dr.Carol Jones*
Keynote Speaker: Dr.Fuji Jian* University of Manitoba, Canada
Topic :Engineering automatic sampling with electronic probe traps, modelling grain temperature, insect movement


Session 5   Fumigation, hermetic storage and modified atmospheres
MA, SF, MB, PH3, other gases and resistance
Moderators / Editors: Dr.Pat Collins*, Dr.Tom Phillips*
Keynote Speaker: Dr.Larry Murdock*
Purdue University, USA
Topic: Hermetic storage in Africa
  
Session 6   Grain quality and food safety
Moulds, control of moulds, mycotoxins, contamination and food safety
Moderators / Editors: Dr.Charles Woloshuk*, Dr.Vildes Scussel* 
Keynote Speaker: Dr.Rick Hodges*
Natural Resource Institiute, UK
Topic: Grain quality in  Africa, Indonesia
 
Session 7  Museum pests
Insects and fungi that attack cultural artifacts
Moderators / Editors: Dr. Pasquale Trematerra*,Dr.Rudy Plarre* 
Keynote Speaker: Dr.Tom Strang*
Canadian Conservation Institute, Canada 
Topic: Heat and cold to control insects in museums.


Session 8  Residual Insecticides
Contact insecticides, both synthetic and botantical
Moderators / Editors:Dr. Nickolas Kavallieratos*,Dr.Yaowaluk Changbang*
Keynote Speaker: Dr.Raul Guedes*
University of Vicosa, Brazil

 

Session 9  Integrated pest management 
System to control pests in bulk grain, processing facilities, warehouses
Moderators / Editors: Dr. Raul Guedes*,Dr.George Opit*
Keynote Speaker: Dr.Christos Athanassiou*  
University of Thessaly, Greece 
Topic: Mating Disruption

 

Session 10   Quarantine and regulatory 
Quarantine pests,control programs, MB alternatives in quarantine, wood packaging and registration of new pesticides
Moderators / Editors: Dr. Duangsamorn Suthisut*,Dr. Paul Fields*
Keynote Speaker: Dr.Spencer Walse*
United States Department of Agriculture, USA 
Topic:Fumigation

 

Contact :

  Postharvest and Product Processing Research and Development Office, Department of Agriculture

   50 Paholyothin Road Lardyao Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900   Thailand

 


15th of TSAE Annual Conference and the 7th of TSAE International Conference

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15th of TSAE Annual Conference and the 7th of TSAE International Conference:

Innovative Sustainable Agriculture to Revive Thai Economy (TSAE 2014)

April 2-4, 2014

Krungsri River Hotel,  Ayutthaya, Thailand

Conference Program

April 2, 2014

  8.00 – 9.00 Registration
  9.00 – 10.00  Opening Ceremony by Excellency Dr. Sumet Tantivejkul
10.00 – 10.15  Coffee/Tea Break
10.15 – 11.15  Keynote speaker “Development Direction of
Thailand’s Agricultural Innovation: A Way Forward”
by Prof. Dr.  Athapol Noomhorm
11.15 – 12.00 Academic Discussion in the topic of “Innovative Sustainable
Agriculture to Revive Thai Economy”
11.45 – 13.00 Lunch
13.00 – 14.15  National and international Oral Presentation
14.15 – 14.30  Coffee/Tea Break
14.30 – 15.30  National and international Oral Presentation
19.00 – 20.30  Welcome dinner

 

April 3, 2014

  8.30 – 10.00 National and international Oral Presentation
10.00 – 10.15 Coffee/Tea Break
10.15 – 12.00  National and international Oral Presentation
12.00 – 13.00  Lunch
13.00 – 14.30  National and international Oral Presentation
14.30 – 14.45  Coffee/Tea Break
14.45 – 16.00  National and international Oral Presentation
18.00 – 20.00  Dinner

 

April 4, 2014

  8.00 – 11.00  Post Conference Field Trip: The cruising trip on the river
around the Ancient City of Ayutthaya
11.00 – 12.00. Reach the hotel

 


Expert Workshop on Enhancing Agricultural Mechanization Technologies for Crop Production and Postharvest Processing of Cassava (Cassava Postharvest Mechanization)

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Subject Expert Workshop on Enhancing Agricultural Mechanization Technologies for Crop Production and Postharvest Processing of Cassava (Cassava Postharvest Mechanization)
Content

▶Date: September 11-15, 2013


▶Venue: Grand Mercure Fortune Bangkok Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand
              Long Beach Garden Hotel & Spa. Pattaya, Cholburi Province
                 
Participants: 17 Participants*
*Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam


▶Overview: 
Recently, the use of cassava has moved from being a simple security crop to a cash crop in proudcing bio-fuel, food grade alcohol and animal feed ingredient. Thus, rural farmers are now venturing into larger scale commercial production of cassava. The increase in production, however, is severely constrained by the lack of production mechanization and postharvest processing equipment that will handle the large volume of cassava produced. Production and processing activities remain manually handled, severely limiting production capacity. Postharvest losses remain high due to limited processing technologies

For this reason, the AFACI has embarked on the regional project on Cassava Postharvest Mechanization. 

One year after its implementation in September, 2012, now the researchers who are involved in managing the project get together and share experience and acheivements in this meeting, which will establish a basis for the remaining two-year implementation.


The 12th Asia Pacific Orchid Conference (APOC 12th)

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The 2014 International Horticultural Congress

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The 2014 International Horticultural Congress
Brisbane, Australia | 17-22 August, 2014

 


SEAVEG 2014

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Families, Farms, Food

Regional Symposium on Sustaining Small-Scale Vegetable Production and Marketing Systems for Food and Nutrition Security

The Organizing Committee takes pleasure in inviting scientists, students, farmers, policymakers and other stakeholders in the vegetable sector to participate in SEAVEG 2014: Families, Farms, Food – Regional Symposium on Sustaining Small-Scale Vegetable Production and Marketing Systems for Food and Nutrition Security to be held on February 25-28, 201in Bangkok, Thailand.

The significant contributions of small-scale farming systems in attaining the Millennium Development Goals and other internationally agreed benchmarks to eradicate poverty, enhance food and nutrition security, and strengthen local economies will be the focus of SEAVEG 2014: Families, Farms, FoodThis regional symposium will examine how policies and practices to sustain small-scale agriculture—and vegetable production and marketing in particular—can improve availability of and accessibility to safe and nutritious food, and contribute to better nutrition and balanced diets, thus enhancing the socio-economic development of ASEAN member states.

Location

Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok, Thailand

Conference hosts

  • Thailand Department of Agriculture (DOA)
  • Kasetsart University (KU)
  • ASEAN-AVRDC Regional Network (AARNET)
  • Vegetable Science International Network (VEGINET)
  • Horticultural Science Society of Thailand
  • AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center (AVRDC)
  • Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)

Contact

Horticulture Research Institute
Department of Agriculture
Bangkok 10900, Thailand
Email: sym-veget@hotmail.com

AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center
East and Southeast Asia
Bangkok 10903, Thailand
Email: seaveg2014@worldveg.org


Horti ASIA 2013

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Event name Horti ASIA 2013
Fair Dates 9 – 11 May 2013 (Thursday – Saturday)
Venue Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC)
Opening Hours

9 – 10 May 10.00 – 18.00 hrs.
11 May 10.00 – 16.00 hrs.

Objective

  • To support the current fast growing horticulture and floriculture
    industries in this region.
  • To provoke buyers and sellers creating awareness of the growing
    industry and provide horticultural information.
  • To be a platform of sharing new innovations and trading necessary
    technologies in order to improve horticultural industry.

Organized by

  • VNU Exhibitions Asia Pacific Co., Ltd.

Supported by

  • Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives
  • Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP)
  • Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB)
  • Tourism Authority of Thailand
  • Horticultural Science Society of Thailand
  • Thai Fruit & Vegetable Producer Association
  • Thai Orchid Exporters Association
  • Thai Ornamental Plant Society
  • Thai Seed Trade Association (THASTA)
  • Thai Airways International Public Company Limited
  • AVRDC The World Vegetable Center

Target Groups

  • Breeding, Seeds, and Seed Improvement
  • Planting and Cultivation Technology (covered and opened fields)
  • Storage, Transport, Cooling, Packaging, Processing, Weighting, Labeling,
    Monitoring Technologies
  • Greenhouse, Greenhouse Equipment and Technologies
  • Terminals, Ports, Warehousing Facilities
  • Auctions, Wholesale Markets, and other similar services
  • Growers, Producers, Traders
  • Secondary Range of Products and Shop Fitting

AFACI Newsletter

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THE 9TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON TEMPERATE ZONE FRUITS IN THE TROPICS AND SUBTROPICS

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26 – 28 MARCH 2013
THE IMPERIAL MAE PING HOTEL, CHIANG MAI, THAILAND

pdf Second Announcement 

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM    

25 March 2013

15:00 – 18:00     EARLY REGISTRATION AND POSTER PREPARATION

26 March 2013

08:00 – 09:00      REGISTRATION

09:00 – 10:00      OPENING CEREMONY – IMPERIAL GRAND HALL

                  –       Welcome Address
                          His Serene Highness Prince Bhisadej Rajani
                          President of the Royal Project Foundation
                  –       Address from FAO
                          Hiroyuki Konuma, Assistant Director-General
                          FAO Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific
                  –      Address from HSST
                          Ananta Dalodom
                          President of the Horticultural Science Society of Thailand
                  –      Address from ISHS
                         Representative of the International Society of Horticultural Science
                  –      Report from the Organizing Committee
                         Suwit Chaikiattiyos, Deputy Director-General
                         Department of Agriculture
                  –      Opening Address
                         Dumrong Jirasutus, Director-General
                         Department of Agriculture

 10:00 – 10:30    BREAK

 10:30 – 11:15    KEYNOTE ADDRESS

                         World Production and Marketing on Temperate Zone Fruits in the Tropics and Subtropics
                         H. Konuma (Japan)

SESSION I          INVITED PAPERS – IMPERIAL GRAND HALL

11:15 – 11:45     Temperate Zone Fruits in Royal Project: from 'peach for poppy' to 'Global GAP'
                         S. Rojanasoonthon (Thailand)

11:45 – 12:15     Overview of Temperate Fruits in North Eastern Himalaya: Situation and Challenges
                         S. Mitra (India)

12:15 – 13:00     LUNCH

SESSION II         INVITED PAPERS – IMPERIAL GRAND HALL

13:00 – 13:30     Cultural Practices on Temperate Fruits Growing In Tropical and Subtropical Zones
                         R. Nissen (Australia)

13:30 – 14:00     Korean Citrus Industry
                         K. Kim (Korea)

14:00 – 14:30     Progress and Potential of Low Chill Peach Breeding
                         D.H. Byrne (USA)

14:30 – 15:00    The Study of the Adaptability and Growth of the Armenian Fruit Tree Varieties in Thailand
                         H. Hovhannisyan (Armenian)

15:00 – 15:15     BREAK

SESSION III        CONTRIBUTED PAPERS- IMPERIAL GRAND HALL PRODUCTION

                  Chairperson:          Narong Chomchalow
                  Secretary:            Oratai Wongmeita

15:15 – 15:35     Role of Carbohydrate and Nitrogen on Auxin Response in Kiwifruit Shoot Cutting
                         A. Pichakum (Thailand)

15:35 – 15:55     Effect of Bioregulators and Hand Thinning on Yield and Quality of Kiwifruit in New Crop for the Himalayas
                         K.K. Jindal and J.S. Chandel (India)

15:55 – 16:15    Temperate Zone Fruits Production in Indonesia
                        D. Efendi (Indonesia)

16:15 – 16:35    Examination of Time of Heating in Forcing Culture of Lower-chilling Peach Selection HKH×FLP3
                         K. Beppu, S. Yamamoto and I. Kataoka (Japan)

16:35 – 16:55     Influence of Pre-harvest Application of Ethephon on Ripening of Pear
                         W.S. Dhillon, Kulbhushan, S.K. Jawanda and P.P.S. Gill (India)

16:55 – 17:15     Effects of Different Arbuscular Michorrizal Fungi Species on Plantlet Development and Photosynthesis in D. kaki Seedlings
                          M. İncesu, B. Çimen, T. Yeşiloğlu, İ. Ortaş, B. Yılmazand and Ç. Akpınar (Turkey)

17:15 – 18:00      POSTER SESSION

19:00                  WELCOME RECEPTION

27 March 2013

08:00 – 09:00     POSTER SESSION

SESSION IV         INVITED PAPERS – IMPERIAL GRAND HALL

09:00 – 09:30     Breeding of Peach and nectarine for tropical and sub-tropical zone
                         J. Quan (China)

09:30 – 10:00     Postharvest Handling of Temperate Fruit in the Highland of Northern Thailand
                         D. Boonyakiat (Thailand)

10:00 – 10:15     BREAK

SESSION V    CONTRIBUTED PAPERS – IMPERIAL GRAND HALL
                    BIOTECHNOLOGY BREEDING AND PHYSIOLOGY

                   Chairperson:           David H. Byrne
                   Secretary:            Yokthip Sudaree

10:15 – 10:35     Selection of Low-Chill Kiwifruit Adapting to Warm Climate by Utilizing Actinidia rufa Native to Southwestern Part of Japan
                         I. Kataoka, H. Matsumoto, A. Kawano, K. BeppuM. Ohtani and K.Suezawa (Japan)

10:35 – 10:55     Sex expression in Diospyros lotus
                         R. Tao, H. Morimura, K. Kajita, S. Boonanunt, T. Akagi, and H. Yamane (Japan)

10:55 – 11:15     Extraction of Genomic DNA from Polysaccharide and Phenolic-Rich Leaves of Pomegranate Genotypes in Subtropics
                         W.S. Dhillon and D. Raina (India)

11:15 – 11:35    An Investigation of Chilling Requirement of Some Scab Resistant Apple Varieties in Po Valley
                         G.A. Finetto (Italy)

11:35 – 11:55    Assessment of Morphological and Physiological Responses of Peach Rootstocks under Drought and Aluminum Stress
                        S. Kongsri, U. Boonprakob and D.H. Byrne (Thailand)

11:55 – 13:00      LUNCH

SESSION VI      CONTRIBUTED PAPERS – IMPERIAL GRAND HALL
                       BIOTECHNOLOGY BREEDING AND PHYSIOLOGY (CONT.)

                  Chairperson:        Songpol Somsri
                  Secretary:            Uthaiwan Sapkaew

13:00 – 13:20   Chilling Requirements of Cherries Grown Under Subtropical Conditions of Adana
                        A.B. Kuden, S. Comlekcioglu, A. Kuden, B. Imrak, A. Sarier and S. Bayazit (Turkey)

13:20 – 13:40   Studies on Shading System in Sweet Cherries (Prunus avium L.) to Prevent Double Fruit Formation under Subtropical Climatic Conditions
                       B. Imrak, A. Sarier, A. Kuden, A.B. Kuden, S. Comlekcioglu and M. Tutuncu (Turkey)

13:40 – 14:00  Effects of Different Salinity Levels on Seedlings of Diospyros kaki L. and Diospyros virginiana L.
                       B. Çimen, T. Yeşiloğlu, M. İncesuand and B. Yılmaz (Turkey)

14:00 – 14:20   KODA, an Oxylipin, Enhanced Dormancy Breaking Effects of Cyanamide on Peach (Prunus persica) Buds
                       H. Yamane, M. Yokoyama and R. Tao (Japan)

14:20 – 14:35   BREAK

SESSION VII        CONTRIBUTED PAPERS – IMPERIAL GRAND HALL
                          BIOTECHNOLOGY BREEDING AND PHYSIOLOGY (CONT.)

                  Chairperson:         Unaroj Boonprakob
                  Secretary:            Arunee Jaithung

14:35 – 14:55    Pear Dormancy: Effect of Rootstock under Different Chilling Accumulation Conditions
                        R.S. Louzada, F.G. Herter, J.F.M. Pereira and S.P. Galarca (Brazil)

 14:55 – 15:15   Photosynthetic Responses of Yaghuoti Grapevine Cultivar to Diurnal Gradual Heat Stress and Salicylic Acid Spray
                         S. Eshghi, M.J. Karami and E. Tafazoli (Iran)

15:15 – 15:35    Physiological Changes under Drought Conditions of Peach Rootstocks Grown in Northern Thailand
                        A. Pichakum, S. Boonanunt, K. Krisanapook and U. Boonprakob (Thailand)

15:35 – 15:55    Studies on the Machanism of Seedless cv. and Seedlessness in ‘Kyoho’ (Vitis vinifera L. x  Vitis labruscana Bailey) Grapes Induces by Streptomycin
                         C. Thanarut and Y.S. Yang (Thailand)

SESSION VIII   CONTRIBUTED PAPERS – IMPERIAL GRAND HALL
                  PLANT PROTECTION POSTHARVESTAND PROCESSING

                  Chairperson:         Sisir Mitra
                  Secretary:           Warangkana Makkumrai

15:55 – 16:15    Relationships between Peach Tree and Rust Disease in Thailand
                        P. Sikhandakasmita, U. Boonprakob and R. Pongpisutta (Thailand)

16:15 – 16:35    Harvest Maturity and Storage Temperature of New Variety “Taichung  No.2” Low Chilling Requirement Pear in Taiwan
                        S.F. Roan, T.B. Haung and C.T. Kuo (Taiwan)

16:35 – 16:55    Color Quality Evaluation by Nondestructive Method of Thai Kiwifruit Production
                         T. Taticharoen, A. Pichakum and R. Rittiron (Thailand)

16:55 – 17:15     Novel Processing Options for Remediating Alkyl-Methoxypyrazines in the Juice and Wine of Temperate Zone Fruits
                         G. Pickering, D. Inglis, A. Botezatu, A-L Beh and E. Humes (Canada)

SESSION IX        VALEDICTION- IMPERIAL GRAND HALL

17:15 – 17:30     CONCLUDING REMARKS
                         Narong Chomchalow
                         The Chairman of Scientific Committee

17:30                CLOSING REMARKS
                        Suwit Chaikiattiyos, Deputy Director-General
                        Department of Agriculture

28 March 2013: STUDY TOUR

08:00                Depart the Imperial Mae Ping Hotel

10:00 – 12.00    Visit the Inthanon Royal Agricultural Station at Ban Khun Klang, Doi Inthanon, Chiang Mai

12:30 – 13.30    LUNCH

14.15 – 16.00    Visit the Royal Agricultural Research Center at Ban Khun Wang, Doi Inthanon, Chiang Mai,

18:00               Arrive at the Imperial Mae Ping Hotel