Fall Armyworm (FAW) has been detected for the first time in Puer City and Dehong, Yunnan Province, China, as reported by the IPPC Contact Point for China. The Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) is taking emergency measures to monitor and control the spread of FAW, as well as increasing cooperation with other pest-infested countries.
The Report of the 30th Technical Consultation among Regional Plant Protection Organizations (RPPOs) is now available at the following link:
The Report of the Second IPPC Sea Containers Task Force (SCTF) Meeting is now available at the following link:
The call for phytosanitary treatments is still open until resources are available. The TPPT is continuously reviewing the submissions. The next cutoff date is the 30 January 2019 for proposals to be evaluated at the 2019 TPPT meeting.
Contracting parties and RPPOs are invited to submit proposals for new phytosanitary treatments (annexes to ISPM 28 or "contributes resources") following the instructions on the Standard Setting - Call page. All previous submissions are also available at this page: https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/standards-setting/calls-treatments/.
The Standard Committee (SC) approved the following draft diagnostic protocol (DP) for the DP notification period:
Contracting parties have 45 days to review the approved DPs and submit an objection, if any, along with a technical justification and suggestions for improvement of the approved DP. If no objection is received, the DP is considered adopted by the SC on behalf of the CPM.
This notification period starts on 05 January 2019 and ends on 20 February 2019.
An objection should be sent through the official IPPC contact point and submitted to the IPPC Secretariat via e-mail at ...
The Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia, together with the Georgian National Food Agency, will organize an International Conference on “Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) – Phyosanitary Regulatory Framework”, to be held in Tbilisi, Georgia, from 11 to 14 March 2019.
More info: http://conference.nfa.gov.ge/
The report of the Standards Committee (SC) November 2018 meeting is now available on the IPP at: https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/standards-setting/standards-committee/
The report of the Technical Panel on Phytosanitary Treatments (TPPT) June 2018 meeting is now available on the IPP at: https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/standards-setting/expert-drafting-groups/technical-panels/technical-panel-phytosanitary-treatments/.
A “Training Workshop on Indigenous Biological Control Agents of the Fall Armyworm: Techniques in field collection, mass rearing and release”, to be organized by icipe in collaboration with the Integrated Pest Management-Innovation Lab, Virginia Tech, from January 28 to February 1, 2019, in icipe, Nairobi, Kenya.
Interested NPPOs can find further information through: https://iapps2010.me/2018/12/08/icipe-nairobi-fall-armyworm-biocontrol-workshop/
New opportunity for young plant health specialists to build their capacity through the European Master Degree in Plant Health in Sustainable Cropping Systems with a 2-year programme, focusing on the study of plant health in an international setting.
For more information about the master, please visit the PlantHealth website: http://planthealth.upv.es/
The call for application is available at the following link: http://planthealth.upv.es/apply
The 2018-11 Expert Consultation on Draft Diagnostic Protocols on IPP is now open for:
The closing date is 11 January 2019.
If you are interested in commenting, please access the DP expert consultation webpage at https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/expert-consultation-draft-diagnostic-protocols/
In order to download and comment on a draft diagnostic protocol, please email email@example.com.
to request access to the protocol you are interested in.
In your email, please specify:
Please note that the draft ...
The report on the Strategic Planning Group (SPG) meeting is now reposted with some edits Posted on Thu, 15 Nov 2018, 14:35
The report of the meeting is now available on the IPP at https://www.ippc.int/en/publications/86797/
Vacancy Announcement IRC5924 - Agricultural Officer (IPPC Technical Support) P-2 has been issued and can be reached at http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/user_upload/VA/pdf/IRC5924.pdf
The application deadline is 7 December 2018.
FAO has launched a new website to help countries, and farmers, combat the destructive Fall Armyworm. The website includes practical guides for managing the pest; and monitoring tools such as the FAMEWS app.
For more information see: http://www.fao.org/fall-armyworm/en/