Detection, Epidemiology and Management of the Invasive Pests that Threaten Strategic Agricultural Crops in the Arab and Near East Region
The Arab Society for Plant Protection (ASPP) organized during the period 4-5 November, 2018 at Helnan Palestine Hotel, Alexandria, Egypt a workshop entitled "Detection, Epidemiology and Management of Invasive Pests that Threatens Strategic Agricultural Crops in the Arab Region". Around 200 scientists from academic institutions and agriculture research centers in Egypt in addition to several Arab countries (Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan) participated in this event. The workshop was opened by a statement presented by Dr. Ibrahim Al-Jboory, ASPP President, followed by a statement by Dr. Ahmed El-Heneidy on behalf of the Workshop Organizing Committee. The workshop program included six sessions that centered around the following topics: 1. New directions in the management of invasive pests, 2. Impact of climate change on insects fauna and pathogens in the Arab region, 3. New invasive viral and bacterial diseases in the Arab region, 4. Economically important soil-borne diseases in the Arab region, 5. New technologies in pest management, 6. Economically important insect pests and their management in the Arab region. During this workshop, 18 presentations were made followed by discussion of the different topics. The workshop was partially sponsored by BASF.