8th International Working Conference on Stored Product Protection (8th IWCSPP)

Venue: The University of York

Location: York, Yorkshire,

Event Date/Time: Jul 22, 2002 End Date/Time: Jul 26, 2002
Registration Date: Jul 19, 2002
Early Registration Date: Dec 31, 2001
Abstract Submission Date: Dec 31, 2001
Paper Submission Date: Dec 31, 2001
Report as Spam


The International Working Conference on Stored Product Protection (IWCSPP) was first held in 1970 and has since been held every four years. The UK will host the next conference to be held in 2002 in the historic city of York, England.

The Conference brings together research scientists, consultants, extension workers and industrialists, involved in the safe storage of the world's durable food commodities such as grains, legumes, pulses, nuts, beverage crops and animal feedstuffs. The meeting will showcase work on the pests and diseases which may cause spoilage, adverse health effects and loss of the crop, and discuss new techniques aimed at safe, effective and environmentally friendly management of stored commodities. The objectives are to exchange information from widely differing agricultural and economic scenarios, ranging from farmer scale in the tropics to bulk scale in Australia, North America and Europe, and to devise solutions to storage problems that are most appropriate and cost effective.

The IWCSPP is steered by an International Permanent Committee and organised by a Local Organising Committee drawn, in the case of the 2002 Conference, from across the UK.

Key Dates:
· Second Announcement, call for papers and registration- July 2001
· Closing date for receipt of abstracts for posters/papers - 31 December 2001
· Deadline for receipt of early registration - 31 December 2001
· Notification of acceptance of papers - February 2002
· Final Communication to delegates - May 2002

Monday 22 July

· Biology, Detection and Biological Control
Biology of invertebrate and vertebrate pests and fungi; Sampling and
trapping; Biological control; Relevance to IPM.

Convenors: Peter Credland and Bhadiraju Subramanyam

Tuesday 23 July

· Food Safety
Pesticide residues: Mycotoxins and other contaminants; Product quality
determination; Quarantine and regulatory issues; Risk assessment.

Convenors: Zofia Kozakiewicz and Frank Arthur

Wednesday 24 July

· Chemical and Physical Control
Fumigation and controlled atmospheres; Conventional pesticides; Natural
pesticides including plant derivatives; Inert dusts; Physical control

Convenors: Christoph Reichmuth and Paul Fields

Thursday 25 July

· Processing and Applications
Food processing and added value; Storage systems (including
engineering); Technology transfer and extension systems; Modelling of
storage systems.

Convenors: Dirk Maier and George Srzednicki

Friday 26 July

· The Future of Stored Product Protection: Impacts of Global Issues
Trade liberalisation; International standards; Food supply and demand;
Co-ordination of research; GMOs; Impacts in different economic regions.

Convenors: Chris Haines and Francesco Goletti



Additional Information

Registration: Please complete the Registration Form and return it, with your remittance, as soon as possible but to arrive no later than 31 December 2001 to secure the early registration fee. The registration fee includes attendance at the Scientific Programme, Trade Exhibition, teas and coffees and a copy of the Conference Proceedings. The registration fee is £260 if received by 31 December 2001, rising to £320 for those received after this date. Students can apply for a reduced fee - £180 for registrations received before 31 December 2001 rising to £260 for registrations received after this date. Bona fide students must enclose a confirmation letter from their institute with their registration form. Please ensure that cheques are made payable to Central Science Laboratory and are in UK pounds sterling. If paying by International Bank Transfer, please ensure that bank charges are paid in addition to the total amount due. Credit/debit card payments are the preferred option. CANCELLATIONS: Refunds will be given before 31 March 2002 subject to a £75 cancellation charge to cover a lost deposit on reserved accommodation.