Appendix A

Workshop Program

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES AND ECOLOGICALLY BASED PEST MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP

Achieving the Vision

March 10–11, 1999

North Raleigh Hilton, Raleigh, NC

March 10, 1999

 

Session I:

Introduction (plenary session)

3:00–3:10 PM

Introduce the Charge

Ralph Hardy, National Agricultural Biotechnology Council

3:10–3:30

Vision for Ecologically Based Pest Management

Neal Van Alfen, American Phytopathological Society

3:30–3:50

Question and Answer Session



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PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES and Ecologically Based Pest Management: Proceedings of a Workshop Appendix A Workshop Program PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES AND ECOLOGICALLY BASED PEST MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP Achieving the Vision March 10–11, 1999 North Raleigh Hilton, Raleigh, NC March 10, 1999   Session I: Introduction (plenary session) 3:00–3:10 PM Introduce the Charge Ralph Hardy, National Agricultural Biotechnology Council 3:10–3:30 Vision for Ecologically Based Pest Management Neal Van Alfen, American Phytopathological Society 3:30–3:50 Question and Answer Session

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PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES and Ecologically Based Pest Management: Proceedings of a Workshop Session II: Setting the Context (plenary session) 3:50–4:10 Applying Ecological Principles in Agroecosystem Studies Miguel Altieri, University of California, erkeley 4:10–4:30 How Economists View Ecologically Based Pest Management Katherine R. Smith, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture 4:30–4:50 Integrating Soil Crop and Weed Management in Low-External-Input Farming Matt Liebman, Iowa State University 4:50–5:10 Microbial Ecology Steven Lindow, University of California, Berkeley 5:10–5:30 Combining Models and Field Experimentation to Understand Insect-Pathogen Dynamics Greg Dwyer, University of Notre Dame 5:30–6:30 Open Discussion 6:30–7:30 Dinner 7:30–8:30 After-Dinner Presentation and Discussion Pest Prevention Eugene P. Odum, University of Georgia March 11, 1999   Session III: Key Components and Elements Critical to chieving the Vision Group Discussions (each attendee will participate in both group discussions) 8:00–9:30AM Research (e.g., key processes, systems science, experimental design) Facilitator: Jenny Broome, University of California, Davis Implementation (e.g., ecological productivity, teaching biological principles, adoption strategies)

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PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES and Ecologically Based Pest Management: Proceedings of a Workshop Facilitator: Lorna Michael Butler, Washington State University, Puyallup 9:30–10:00 Break 10:00–11:30 Continue Group Discussions (attendees will move to other discussion group) 11:30–12:30 Lunch 12:30–1:30 PM Discussion Summaries Session IV: Developing a Pathway for Implementation (plenary session and discussion) 1:30–2:45 Neal Van Alfen Session V: Synthesis 2:45–3:00 Ralph Hardy 3:00 Adjourn SESSION III DISCUSSION QUESTIONS Key Components and Elements Critical to Achieving the Vision Research discussion group Facilitator: Jenny Broome, University of California, Davis What are goals of ecologically based pest management systems (e.g., manipulating biological processes, stability in production)? Progress in ecologically based pest management will depend upon a strong foundation of research. What are some major research gaps (e.g., development of spatial statistics and predictive models, genetic basis of pathogenicity, basis of host selection and host-range specificity, host plant resistance, monitoring methods, implementation and evaluation research)? What does it mean to participate in interdisciplinary, collaborative research (e.g., joint authorship)? When does interdisciplinary/inter-institutional collaboration begin?

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PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES and Ecologically Based Pest Management: Proceedings of a Workshop How can collaboration strengthen quality and impacts of research? How do you make it work so all partners come out as winners? How should ecologically based pest management research be organized (e.g., long term ecological research studies, university, on farm) to evaluate ecological processes and accommodate site-specific variability? How can practical knowledge be incorporated into the research design to improve pest management decision making in individual management systems? What organizations should take the lead in establishing and coordinating collaborative research efforts for ecologically based pest management? What types of projects should be lead by the public sector? Private sector? Joint leadership? What are potential roles of collaborators, including professional societies, in advancing research investments in ecologically based pest management (e.g., policy)? Implementation discussion group Facilitator: Lorna Michael Butler, Washington tate University, Puyallup What are the goals of ecologically based decision making? How can integrated pest management be strengthened by ecological approaches? What does response to Question 1 imply with regard to choices of methodologies and partners? How can biological principles be used to create user-friendly decision-making systems? What are some technical and social challenges? What are some factors that facilitate/discourage adoption of ecologically based pest management strategies? What role will extension/consultants/input suppliers and other producers play in education, demonstration, and training of pest managers? What should be the role of the public sector? Private sector? Joint roles? What is the role of collaborators, including professional societies, in advancing implementation of ecologically based pest management (e.g., policy)?