International Bemisia Workshop
The University of Florida/IFAS and the United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service will organize the 4th International Bemisia Workshop. The objectives of this workshop are multifaceted. First and foremost is to maintain the established global forum for sharing information and progress on research and management of Bemisia spp. and the viruses they transmit. The workshop will provide a framework to promote teamwork between private and public sector scientists in conducting research and in technology development so as to maximize synergy and minimize duplication of effort. The workshop forum will allow participants to review advances, review and recommend research priorities, develop strategies for accelerating work, and provide guidance for future efforts. The workshop will foster national and international networking to achieve these goals and we invite you to attend.
Invited and volunteer speakers will address programmatic topics over the course of the symposium during plenary sessions. The workshop will consist of keynote presentations by recognized authorities in each of the subject areas with plenty of time for shorter presentations. Poster presentations are welcome and everyone will have opportunity to present their findings. Adequate time will also be allotted for interaction during Q&A, topical discussion periods and during many networking functions.
Participation will be open to all those interested in addressing the problems caused by Bemisia spp and the challenges faced in controlling this world wide pest. Workshop participants will come from:
With the recent detection of the "Q"
biotype (Dec 2004) in the United States discussion of this and other
biotypes, some of which may be very difficult to control with key
Biology and Ecology
Damage Potential and Vector Relations
Epidemiology of whitefly borne viruses
-Virus Movement and host determinants
Disease and damage expression
Chemical Control and Resistance Management
Susceptibility and tolerance among populations
Strategies for impeding selection for resistance
Mode of action and selectivity
Integration with other management practices
IPM and Biological Control
Conservation and augmentative biological control
New biological control agents
Other non-chemical control methods
-Insect netting and UV absorbing plastics
Biotypes and Genomics
Geographic ranges and distribution of biotypes
Methodology for characterization and identification
conducting research on all aspects related to Bemisia are
strongly encouraged to submit an abstract representing an oral or
poster presentation. Some oral presentations will be chosen from
submitted abstracts by session chairs based on relationship to
programmatic topics. Those not selected for oral presentation are
encouraged to present their work in poster format. ALL abstracts,
both oral and poster, will be published in the book of abstracts and
will also be posted on the Bemisia website following the
Printable Final Program Agenda (PDF format)
Workshop Abstract Book (PDF format)
Monday, December 4, 2006 (Day I)
Tuesday, December 5, 2006 (Day II)
Wednesday, December 6, 2006 (Day III)
Thursday, December 7, 2006 (Day IV)
- Bemisia Field Trip OR Join the Whitefly Genomics Workshop* (December 7 & 8, 2006)
*Bemisia Workshop attendees not participating
in the Bemisia Field Trip are
(Abstract titles are listed in alphabetical order by the presenting author’s last name. Presenting author names are indicated in bold.) [Printable Poster Directory (PDF format)]
Impact of Temperatures and Plant Species on the Biological Features of the Castor Bean Whitefly, Trialeurodes Ricini Misra (Himeptera: Alyrodidae) — Nagdy F. Abdel-Baky, Economic Entomology Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Mansoura University, Mansoura
Host Plants, Geographical Distribution and Natural Enemies of Sycamore Whitefly, Bemisia afer (Priesner & Hosny) (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) as a New Economic Pest in Egypt — Shaaban Abd-Rabou, Plant Protection Research Institute, Agricultural Research Center, Dokki, Giza, Egypt
Bacillus thuringiensis Strain from Kuwait’s Soil Effective
against Whitefly Larvae
Genetic Distance Analysis Among a Large Set of B. tabaci Samples — Petra Bleeker1,2, Suzan Gabriëls1, Kai Ament2, Paul Diergaarde1,2, Isa Lesna2, Michel Haring2, Michiel de Both1, Robert Schuurink2; 1Keygene NV, Wageningen, The Netherlands, 2University of Amsterdam, Swammerdam Institute of Life Sciences, Dept. Plant Physiology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Monitoring Bemisia Resistance to Neonicotinoid Insecticides in Floriculture Crops — Terry Junek, Carlos E. Bográn, and Patricia Pietrantonio, Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA
Control Strategies for Bemisia tabaci (Genn.) Biotype B and Other Insect Vectors in Tomato Lycopersicum esculentum (Mill.) — Arlindo L. Boiça, Júnior1, M.A.A. Macedo2, N.R. Chagas Filho1, M.R. Angelini1, and A.L. Boiça Neto3; 1- Departamento de Fitossanidade – Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias – Campus de Jaboticabal/SP, Brasil; 2- Departamento de Proteção de Plantas – Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias da Unesp – Campus de Botucatu/SP, Brasil; 3- Pontifícia Universidade Católica – PUC, Campinas/SP, Brasil
Resistance of Common Bean Genotypes to Bemisia tabaci (Genn. 1889) Biotype B (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) in Two Growing Seasons — Arlindo L. Boiça Júnior1, F. Gonçalves de Jesus1, R. M. Pitta1, M. C. Salvador 1, and C. P. Stein2; 1- Departamento de Fitossanidade – Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias – Campus de Jaboticabal/SP, Brasil; 2- Setor de Entomologia, Instituto Agronômico-IAC, Campinas, SP. BR
Bayesian Phylogenetic Analysis of Mtochondrial COI DNA Sequence from Global Samples of Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) — L.M. Boykin1, R.G. Shatters Jr.1, R.C. Rosell2, C.L. McKenzie1 R.A. Bagnall2, Paul De Barro3, and D.R. Frohlich2. 1USDA US Horticultural Research Laboratory, Ft. Pierce, FL, USA, 2Biology Department, University of St. Thomas, Houston, TX, USA, 3 CSIRO Entomology, Indooroopilly, Australia
Out of Africa:
Diversity and Host Plant Utilization in Sub-Saharan Bemisia
Positive Evidence for Interbreeding and Differential Gene Flow between Three Well Characterized Biotypes of the Bemisia Tabaci Complex (Gennadius) (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) Excludes Geographic and Host Barriers as Isolating Factors — Rafael De J. Caballero and J.K. Brown, 1Department of Entomology, and 2Department of Plant Sciences, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA
Fertility of Bemisia tabaci and Sex Ratio Determination According to Male Availability — S. J. Castle, USDA, ARS Arid-Land Agricultural Research Center, Maricopa, AZ, USA
Bemisia tabaci Nymphal Feeding Pathway in Cotton — C. C. Chu1 T. P. Freeman2 J. S. Buckner3and T. J. Henneberry1; 1USDA, ARS, Arid-Land Agricultural Research Center, Marcopa, AZ, USA;2Electron Microscopy Center, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND, USA; 3USDA, ARS, Biosciences Research Laboratory, Fargo, ND, USA
Effects of Heat Shock on Survival and Fecundity of Two Whitefly Species, Trialeurodes vaporariorum (Westwood) and Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) B-biotype (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) — Fang-Hao Wan1, 2*, Ming Xie1, 2, and Xu-Hong Cui1; 1 State Key Laboratory for Biology of Plant Diseases and Insect Pests, Institute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China; 2 Center for Management of Invasive Alien Species, Ministry of Agriculture, Beijing, China
Guidelines for Neonicotinoid Insecticides in Arizona —
J. C. Palumbo1,
Ellsworth, P. C.1,
Novel Measurement of
Group Adoption of IPM in Diverse Cropping Communities —
Ellsworth, P. C.1,
A Molecular Phylogeny of Indo-Australian Aleyrodidae — P. DeBarro1, M. Coombs1, R. Rosell2, H. Costa3, and D.R. Frohlich2; 1CSIRO, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, 2Biology Department, University of St. Thomas, Houston, TX, USA, 3Entomology Department, University of California, Riverside, CA, USA
Activity of some Biorational and Conventional Insecticides against Bemisia tabaci and their Compatibility with Whitefly Parasitoids — Judit Arnó, J. Roig and R. Gabarra, Departament de Protecció Vegetal. IRTA, Cabrils (Barcelona), Spain
Microsatellite Markers in the Entomopathogenic Fungus Paecilomyces Fumosoroseus for Monitoring of Isolates Introduced against Bemisia Tabaci, Epidemiological and Population Genetics Studies — Nathalie Gauthier 1a, Marie-Claude Bon 2, Cécile Dalleau-Clouet 1B, Jacques Fargues 1B; 1 Campus International de Baillarguet, Centre de Biologie et de Gestion des Populations, A Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) and B Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), Montferrier sur Lez, France; 2 European Biological Control Laboratory, USDA-ARS, Montferrier sur Lez, France
Distribution of Secondary Symbionts in Israeli Populations of Bemisia tabaci — Murad Ghanim1, Yuval Gottlieb1, Elad Chiel2, Einat Zchori-Fein3; 1 Institute of Plant protection, Department of Entomology, the Volcani Center, Bet Dagan, Israel; 2Department of Evolutionary and Environmental Biology, University of Haifa, Haifa; 3Laboratory of Genetics, Newe-Ya'ar research center, ARO, Ramat-Yishai
Biotype Monitoring and Genetic Relationships of Bemisia tabaci in Greece: Mitochondrial DNA and Microsatellite Polymoprhism — A. Tsagkarakou1, C. S. Tsigenopoulos2, K. Gorman3, J. B.Kristoffersen1 J. Lagnel2, and I. D. Bedford4. ; 1National Agricultural Research Foundation, Plant Protection Institute, Heraklion, Greece; 2Institute of Marine Biology and Genetics, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Heraklion, Greece; 3Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom; 4John Innes Centre, Colney Lane, Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom
Bemisia tabaci (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) Instar Preference by the Parasitoids Eretmocerus mundus and Encarsia pergandiella (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae) — S. M. Greenberg1, W. A. Jones2, and T.-X. Liu3; 1Beneficial Insect Research Unit, Kika de la Garsa Subtropical Agricultural Research Center ARS-USDA, Weslaco, TX, USA; 2Current address: European Biological Control Laboratory ARS-USDA, France; 3Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, Texas A&M University, Weslaco, TX, USA
Performances of Three Types of Insect Screens as a Physical Barrier Against Bemisia Tabaci and their Impact on Tylcv Incidence in Greenhouse Tomato in the Souss Valley of Morocco — Hanafi A., IAV HASSAN II, Complexe Horticole d’Agadir, Department of Plant Protection, IPP Unit; Agadir Morocco
Pest Situation and Biological Control of Bemisia tabaci in Canary Islands — A. González1 A., R. Martin1, M.A. Reyes1, I. Jiménez1, V. Suárez1, I. De Paz1, I. Echevarría1, A. Carnero2, J.M. Rodríguez3, E. Hernández – Suárez2; 1Plant Plant Protection Service, Gov.of Canary Islands, Spain; 2Plant Protection Dpto. ICIA. Canary Islands, Spain; 3Agriculture Service of Cabildo. Gran Canaria, Spain
Bemisia tabaci Biotype Q in Florida: Results of Biotype Sampling
from 2005-2006 —
Within Plant Distribution of Bemisia tabaci and its Principal Parasitoids on Cassava Mosaic Disease (CMD) Resistant and Susceptible Varieties — S. Kyamanywa1, P. Asiimwe1, 2, M. Otim1, D. Gerling3 and J. Legg4, 5; 1Department of Crop Science, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda; 2International Institute of Tropical Agriculture - Uganda, Kampala, Uganda; 3 Zoology Department, Tel Aviv University, Israel; 4International Institute of Tropical Agriculture - Tanzania, Dar es salaam, Tanzania; 5Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich, Chatham Maritime
Symptoms and Complete Nucleotide Sequence Analysis of Sweet Potato Leaf Curl Virus Transmitted by Bemisia tabaci — Hae-Ryun Kwak1, Mi-Nam Jung2, Mi-Kyeong Kim1, Minho Lee1, Jin-Woo Park1, Su-Heon Lee1, and Hong-Soo Choi1; 1Department of Agricultural Biology, NIAST, RDA, Suwon, Republic of Korea; 2Mokpo Experiment Station, NICS, RDA, Mokpo, Republic of Korea
Comparison of Performance on Different Host Plants between the B biotype and a non-B Biotype of Bemisia tabaci from Zhejiang, China — Lian-Sheng Zang1,2 and Shu-Sheng Liu1, 1Institute of Insect Science, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, 2College of Agriculture, Jilin Agricultural University, Jilin, China
Oviposition, Development, and Survivorship of Eretmocerus melanoscutus (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae) Parasitizing Nymphs of Bemisia tabaci (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) — Tong-Xian Liu, Vegetable IPM Laboratory, Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, Texas A&M University System, Weslaco, TX, USA
Fitness of Encarsia sophia (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae) Parasitizing Trialeurodes vaporariorum and Bemisia tabaci (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) — Chen Luo12 and Tong-Xian Liu1. Vegetable IPM Laboratory, Texas A&M Agricultural Experiment Station, Weslaco, TX, USA; 2Institute of Plant and Environment Protection, Beijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences, Beijing USA
Impact of Insecticide Residue on Bemisia tabaci (B-Biotype) — Scott W. Ludwig1 and Cindy McKenzie 2; 1Texas Cooperative Extension, Overton, TX, USA; 2 U. S. Horticultural Research Laboratory, Fort Pierce, FL, USA
Development, Longevity, Fecundity, and Survivorship of Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) Biotype ‘B’ on Six Cotton Cultivars — Chen Luo1*, Qing-Gang Gao1,2, Tie-Lu Mo2, Fan Zhang1, and Zhi-Li Zhang1; 1Institute of Plant and Environment Protection, Beijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences, Beijing, China; 2Department of Entomology, College of Plant Protection, Shandong Agricultural University, Taia, China
Influences of Bt Cotton on Population Dynamics of Bemisia tabaci —R.S. Mann1, University of Florida/IFAS, Gulf Coast Research and Education Center (GCREC), Wimauma, FL, USA
Imidacloprid Resistance in Biotype B of Bemisia tabaci in
D. J. Schuster1,
Current Situation of Bemisia tabaci in Vegetable Crops in Portugal — Mateus, C., Amaro, F., Louro, D.and Mexia, A.; Plant Protection Department. Estação Agronómica Nacional, Oeiras, Portugal
Monitoring the U. S Ornamental Industries B’s and Q’s — C. L. McKenzie1, Jim Bethke2, Laura Boykin1, Frank Byrne2, Joe Chamberlin3, Dan Gilrein4, Paula Hall1, Scott Ludwig5, Ron Oetting6, Lance Osborne7, Lin Schmale8, Robert G. Shatters, Jr.1; 1Subtropical Insect Research Unit, U. S. Horticultural Research Laboratory, USDA-ARS, Fort Pierce, FL, USA; 2Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside, CA, USA; 3Valent USA Corporation, Snellville, GA, USA; 4Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County, Long Island Horticultural Research and Extension Center, Riverhead, New York, USA; 5Texas Cooperative Extension, Texas A&M University, Overton, TX, USA; 6College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, University of Georgia, Griffin, GA, USA; 7Mid-Florida Research and Extension Center, IFAS, University of Florida, Apopka, FL, USA; 8Society of American Florists, Alexandria, VA, USA
Progress in Positional Cloning of CMD2 the Gene that Confers High level of Resistance to the Cassava Mosaic Disease (CMD) — Isabel Moreno1; Jeffrey Tomkins2; Emmanuel Okogbenin3 and Martin Fregene1; 1Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT), Cali, Colombia. 2Clemson University Genomics Institute (CUGI), Clemson, South Carolina, USA.3International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, Nigeria, Africa
Mating Behavior and its Effect on Reproductive Potential of
the B and Q Biotypes of Bemisia tabaci —
Effects of SB Plant InvigoratorÒ
on Bemisia tabaci Development in Tomato Plants —
Impact of Exotic Aphelinid Parasitoids in Arizona: A Life Table
Resistance to Silverleaf Whitefly, Bemisia argentifolii (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) in Gossypium thurberi, a Wild Cotton Species — Greg P. Walker1 and Eric T. Natwick2; 1Department of Entomology University of California, Riverside; Riverside, CA, USA 2Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources University of California Cooperative Extension Holtville, CA, USA
Induced Plant Responses in the Bemisia tabaci-Tomato System — Mariano Muñiz, G. Nombela, D. Alonso and A. Gómez, Plant Protection Department, Instituto de Ciencias Agrarias - Centro de Ciencias Medioambientales (CSIC), Madrid, Spain
Greenhouse Whitefly Eggs and Nymphs Density on Gerbera jamesonii Under Different Nitrogenous Fertilizer Regimes — Laura D. Ortega-Arenas1, D. A. Miranda A.1, and M. Sandoval-Villa2; 1Programa en Entomología, and 2Programa en Edafología, Campus Montecillo, Colegio de Postgraduados, Montecillo, Estado de México. México
Influence of Weeds
on the Whitefly-Virus-Parasitoid Complex in Veracruz, Mexico
— Salomón Medina1,
Interaction Between Two Entomopathogenic Fungi with the
Parasitoid Encarsia formosa Gahan in the Greenhouse Whitefly
Félix García-Valente1, L. D. Ortega-Arenas1,
Managing Bemisia on Organically Grown Herbs — L.S. Osborne1; G.J. Hochmuth II2; R.C. Hochmuth3; and D. Sprenkel4; 1Mid-Florida Research and Education Center, IFAS, University of Florida, Apopka, FL, USA 2Office of the Dean for Research, IFAS, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA 3North Florida Research and Education Center, IFAS, University of Florida, Live Oak, FL, USA 4North Florida Research and Education Center, IFAS, University of Florida, Quincy, FL, USA
Spiromesifen: A New Pest Management Tool for Whitefly Management — Nilima Prabhaker and Nick C. Toscano Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside, CA,USA
CORAGENTM SC (DPX-E2Y45): A Novel Anthranilamide Insecticide: Pest Spectrum with Emphasis on Whitefly Control in Vegetables — 1Hector Portillo; 1Paula G. Marçon, 2Robert W. Williams, 3Danny Tamayo, 4Daniel W. Sherrod 1Fred W. Marmor 1DuPont Crop Protection, Stine Haskell Research Center, Newark, DE, USA 2DuPont Crop Protection, Bradenton, FL 3DuPont Crop Protection, Yuma, Arizona, USA 4DuPont Crop Protection, Memphis - TN, USA
Arthropod Predation on Bemisia tabaci on Cassava in Uganda: Preliminary Results from Molecular Gut Analysis — Daniel P. Rowley1, Peter Asiimwe2, James P. Legg3,4, and Matthew H. Greenstone1 1Insect Biocontrol Laboratory, USDA-Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville, MD, USA 2International Institute of Tropical Agriculture-Uganda, Kampala, Uganda 3International Institute of Tropical Agriculture-Tanzania, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 4Natural Resources Institute, Chatham Maritime, Kent, UK
DuPont RynaxypyrÔ (DPX-E2Y45): A Novel Anthranilamide Insecticide for Managing Bemisia
tabaci and Interfering with Transmission of Tomato Yellow Leaf
Curl Virus on Tomato Transplants —
Development of a Management Program against Silverleaf Whitefly (SLW), Bemisia argentifolii Bellows & Perring (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae), using Chemical Insecticides — D. R. Seal (dak) University of Florida-IFAS, Tropical Research and Education Center, Homestead, FL, USA
A Knottin-Like Putative Antimicrobial Gene Family in the Whitefly Bemisia tabaci ‘B: Cloning and Transcript Regulation — Robert G. Shatters, Jr.1, C. L. McKenzie1, Laura M. Boykin1, Shirley Gazit2, Xiomara Sinisterra3, A. A. Weathersbee III1, J. K. Brown4 and Henryk Czosnek2; 1 Subtropical Insects Research Unit, U. S. Horticultural Research Laboratory, ARS, USDA, Fort Pierce, FL, USA 2The Robert H. Smith Institute for Plant Science and Genetics in Agriculture, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel 3 IRREC, IFAS, University of Florida, Fort Pierce, FL USA 4Department of Plant Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA
Wild Germplasm: Plant Resistance for Watermelon — Alvin Simmons1, Amnon Levi1, Angela Davis2, Kai-shu Ling1, Rolando Lopez3, D. Michael Jackson1, Chandrasekar Kousik1, B. Merle Shepard3, and Judy Thies1; 1USDA, ARS, U.S. Vegetable Laboratory, Charleston, SC, USA; 2USDA, ARS, Lane Research Center, Lane, Oklahoma, USA; 3Coastal Research and Education Center, Clemson, University, Charleston, SC, USA
Biologically Based Management of Whiteflies in Greenhouse Vegetable Production — P. A. Stansly, University of Florida/IFAS, Southwest Florida Research and Education Center (SWFREC), Immokalee, FL, USA
Cotton Whitefly, Bemisia tabaci (Genn.) (Hom., Aleyrodidae) Degree-Hour Model for Predicting Phenological Development — B. Tafaghodinia1, and S. Iranmanesh2 1Entolomology department, Agricultural Research Center, Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran 2 Entomology Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Tehran University, Karaj, Iran
Oberon® 2SC: A New Resistant Management Tool for Whitefly Control in Vegetables — Marco Toapanta1, David Schuster2, Rajinder Mann2, Roberto Cordero2, Lamar Buckelew3, Robert Steffens3, Shane Hand3, Richard Rudolph3, and Ralf Nauen4; 1Bayer CropScience, Brandon, FL., USA 2Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, University of Florida, Wimauma, FL., USA 3Bayer CropScience, Research Triangle Park, NC., USA. 4Bayer CropScience, Monheim, Germany
Occurrence of Bemisia tabaci B- and Q-biotypes in Korea — Minho Lee, Ki-Baik Uhm, Sunyoung Lee, Heeyong Park, Hong-Soo Choi, and Jin-Woo Park, Department of Agricultural Biology, NIAST, RDA, Suwon, Republic of Korea
Host Plant Infection by a Plant Pathogen Changes Parasitoid Host-Searching Behavior: A Case Study Using Whiteflies and Encarsia Formosa — Liande Wang1,2, Stefan Vidal2; 1 Key Laboratory of Biopesticide and Chemical Biology, MOE. Fujian Agriculture & Forestry University, Fuzhou, P.R. China 2Department of Crop Science, Entomological Section, Georg-August-University, Goettingen, Germany
Response by a Whitefly Predator, Delphastus catalinae to Toxins from Verticillium lecanii and Mass Rearing Techniques for the Ladybeetle — Liande Wang1,2, Jian Huang1, Hongwei Luo1; 1 Key Laboratory of Biopesticide and Chemical Biology, MOE. Fujian Agriculture & Forestry University, Fuzhou, P.R. China 2 Department of Crop Science, Entomological Section, Georg-August-University, Goettingen, Germany
Responses of Two Whitefly Species, Trialeurodes vaporariorum (Westwood) and Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) B-biotype (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae), to Lower Temperature — Ming Xie1, 2, Yan-Hua Chen1, Fang-Hao Wan1, 2 ; 1 State Key Laboratory for Biology of Plant Diseases and Insect Pests, Institute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China 2 Center for Management of Invasive Alien Species, Ministry of Agriculture, Beijing, China
Situations and Researches of Bemisia and Other Whiteflies in China — Fengming Yan, College of Life Sciences, Peking University, Beijing, China
The Journal of Insect Science (JIS)
has offered to publish abstracts submitted to the Bemisia
Workshop. This would be in addition to the abstract book being
prepared for distribution at the workshop. Inclusion in the JIS
publication will be contingent on author’s written consent. This is
a great opportunity to disseminate information presented at the
The crowning achievement of the First
International Bemisia Workshop in Shoresh Israel was the
publication of the book Bemisia: 1995, Taxonomy, biology, Damage,
Control, and Management (Dan Gerling and Richard T. Mayer [Eds.]
Intercept 1996). Much has happened in the whitefly world since
appearance of this definitive work, and it seemed fitting to use the
occasion of the 4th Workshop to summarize progress in Bemisia
research over the last 10 years. Plans are to divide the book into 5
sections, corresponding to the 5 sessions of the workshop, with
session organizers editing their respective sections. Chapters
within each section would include, but not necessarily be limited
to, session presenters, and would review research within a
particular subject area. These chapters will provide yet another
opportunity to present information shared at the workshop to the
widest possible audience.
International Whitefly Genomics Workshop
The overall goal of this workshop is to provide a venue to bring leading whitefly researchers together to develop a concerted effort to advance whitefly genomics research. Specific objectives within this goal are as follows:
The meeting will be structured to provide speakers representing successful genomics programs to provide insight into “what works and what doesn’t”. Forums will also be presented to allow interaction between industry and researchers that include realistic presentations of how the research will be applied to industry relevant issues, and to allow granting institution representatives to present formulas for successful genomics grants. Then planning sessions will be held to develop research priorities and coordinate efforts at securing whitefly genomics funds. This planning session will be used to outline a whitepaper that will be developed and provided to interested participants as a tool to aid in grant writing and to provide an overall whitefly genomics agenda. Methods of sharing genomics data (sequence data, mapping data, clones, and microarrays) will also be discussed and established.
Researchers interested in whiteflies, the diseases they vector and their interaction with the plants they feed upon, industry personnel with interest in whitefly control strategies and pesticide resistance issues, and scientists involved in regulatory and monitoring issues related to invasive whitefly biotypes.
Funding for “-omics” research is highly competitive and a major factor in funding support for a genomics program is the impact of the organism on human activity (industry needs), the level of organization and cooperation of researchers worldwide, and the development of researcher infrastructure that will use the vast amount of “-omics” data generated to target well defined problems. Successful genomics programs have addressed these criteria by developing genomics consortiums that meet annually to report progress and coordinate the next steps of the research, and openly share the data generated. We are coordinating an International Whitefly Genomics Workshop to initiate a worldwide coordinated effort in whitefly genomics.
Thursday, December 7, 2006 (Day IV)
Friday, December 8, 2006 (Day V) – Whitefly Genomics Workshop Continues
A major outcome of the Whitefly Genomics Workshop will be the production of the Whitefly Genomics Whitepaper to be published in the Journal of Insect Science, and the journal’s editor has enthusiastically agreed to accept it for review. Whitefly Genomics Workshop participants will have the opportunity to provide input and thus be a co-author on this publication. Genomics Whitepapers provide. . .
The whitepaper also identifies collaborating personnel and presents contacts for those interested in participating in the international effort. Genome whitepapers are a great resource to the scientific community since they function, in part, as a review of the current state of knowledge about an organism and then interface this with a conceptual pathway for future genomic research and how to integrate it into other research disciplines. All individuals who want to be involved in a collaborative international whitefly genomics effort are encouraged to attend this workshop and participate in the development of this white paper.
The REGISTRATION FEE includes almost ALL meals in conjunction with both workshops.
REGISTRATION FEE SCHEDULE
GALA DINNER (Wednesday, December 6)
What Does the Registration Fee Include?
Bemisia Workshop Registration
Meeting & Student Attendee: The Bemisia Workshop Meeting & Student Attendee registration fee, combined with funds contributed by our generous sponsors, provides full participation in the workshop, conference materials, an abstract book, a customized conference portfolio and a canvas tote along with almost all meals throughout the workshop including: Early morning Refreshments, Mid-day and Afternoon Refreshment Breaks, the Sunday Early Bird Social, the Monday Welcome Reception, the Tuesday Networking Reception, the Wednesday Gala Dinner Event and Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday’s lunch.
Guest Fee: The Bemisia Workshop guest fee allows guests 10 years of age and older to attend the Sunday Early Bird Social, the Monday Welcome Reception, the Tuesday Networking Reception and the Wednesday Gala Dinner Event. The Guest Fee is not for use by co-workers.
Whitefly Genomics Workshop Registration
Meeting & Student Attendee: The Whitefly Genomics Meeting & Student Attendee registration fee, combined with funds contributed by our generous sponsors, allows full participation in the workshop, including conference materials, early morning refreshments, mid-day and afternoon refreshment breaks, the Wednesday Gala Dinner Event, the Thursday Networking Social and the Thursday and Friday lunch.
Guest Fee: The Whitefly Genomics Workshop guest fee allows guests 10 years of age and older to attend the Wednesday Gala Dinner Event and the Thursday Networking Social. The Guest Fee is not for use by co-workers.
Click here for a printable version of the Registration Fee Schedule
Before clicking on the Register Now! link below, we recommend that you have payment information on-hand, such as credit card, check number or purchase order number, if we are to invoice your institution.
Advance registration closes at 6am on Monday, November 20. After this date, advance registration closes, and all further registrations will be accepted onsite at the workshop.
Sponsorship Opportunities: The University of Florida/IFAS and the United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service are organizing the 4th International Bemisia Workshop and Whitefly Genomics Workshop as a collaborative effort. If you are interested in becoming one of the diverse institutions worldwide to support this endeavor, click here to print a form containing more information on sponsorship opportunities or contact Phil Stansly or Cindy McKenzie.
A Special Thank You to the following Sponsors:
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The Hawk’s Cay Resort is offering two types of beautifully appointed guest room accommodations for our group: regular hotel guest rooms and two-bedroom conch villas. Conference participants will primarily be housed in guest room buildings located closest to the main conference center where our meetings and poster sessions will be held.
HOTEL GUEST ROOMS ($135 single or double)
The resort’s regular hotel guestrooms feature 420 sq. ft. of spacious accommodations with separate bath and vanity areas, balcony porches, small refrigerators and coffee makers. These rooms are available at the group rate of $135 a night with one or two people in a room, and $145 a night with three or four people in a room. A $10 charge applies for each additional occupant.
TWO BEDROOM CONCH VILLAS ($230 single or double)
A very limited number of Conch Villas are available if you are traveling with multiple colleagues from your organization and wish to share accommodations. Individually furnished and decorated, the two bedroom, two bath Conch Villas offer 950 sq. ft. and sleeping space for up to five. Amenities include a full kitchen, washer/dryer, living room, and water view porch with an optional spa upon request. Conch Villas with balcony spas are based on availability and are located farthest from the conference center. Housekeeping service is provided after each 3rd night of stay. ADA compliant villas are available on request. Conch Villas are available at a special group rate of $230 a night with one or two people in a room. A $10 charge applies for each additional occupant with a maximum of five occupants per villa. If you wish to book a Conch Villa, we encourage you to make your hotel reservation as soon as possible.
ADDITIONAL GUEST ROOM RATE INFORMATION
The Hawk’s Cay
nightly resort fee of $10 per guest room or $20 per villa is also
incorporated in the guest room rates quoted above. The resort fee
includes: parking, unlimited tennis court time (reservations
required in advance), daily access to the fitness center, daily
access to the boat ramp, coffee daily in all accommodations,
complimentary use of all pools, the lagoon and chaise lounge chairs
and towels, complimentary local and toll free calls up to 15 minutes
and a daily newspaper. NOTE: All room rates are quoted exclusive
of applicable state and local taxes, currently 11.5%. (To
receive tax exempt status, payment must be made in the form of a
government issued check, credit card or purchase order, and, be
accompanied by a Florida sales tax exemption certificate
presented at check-in. Tax rates are subject to change.)
To make a hotel reservation, contact the reservations department at 954-252-5200, or on their toll free reservations line at 800-432-2242 (U.S. & Canada), or call them directly on the Resort Telephone at 305-743-7000. Be sure to specify you are attending the Bemisia Workshop.
The group rate will be honored two days prior and two days following the conference, based on availability. The deadline to make your reservation and still receive the discounted group rate is November 1, 2006. After this date, guestrooms and the group rate may no longer be available. As this is a discounted group rate, it is not commissionable to travel agents and Frequent Traveler Points do not apply.
Cancellations must be made no later than 8 days prior to arrival or one night's lodging will be charged to your credit card.
Getting to the Keys
primary option for getting to Duck Key, FL is by flying into
Miami International Airport
in Miami, Florida and driving 90 miles south to the Hawk's Cay
Resort, or, flying into Key West (usually via Miami) and driving 61
miles north to the resort. The drive to Duck Key is 2.5 hours south from
Miami and one hour north from Key West.
rates have been negotiated through Avis Rental Car. A seven-day
rental is estimated to cost about US$135 for a compact car. A drivers license and
major credit card is required to reserve a car.
Click here for more information. In order to receive our
discounted group rate, specify group code: J907675
2.) Take a Shuttle Service from the Airport to the Resort.
A new shuttle service is now available in the Keys, and we highly recommend this company. Their staff and drivers are courteous, timely and their bus accommodations are very relaxing and provide a comfortable ride to and from the airport.
Between-the-Seas offers a comfortable ride on a leisure bus (click
here to view photos of the bus) and for added enjoyment, they
offer complimentary snacks and drinks during the trip. Taxes are
included in their price of $75 per person one-way, and $150
round-trip. If a majority of you schedule a ride on this same
shuttle, you will have a unique opportunity to visit with each other
in a comfortable setting on the ride to and from Duck Key.
The Keys Shuttle also provides door-to-door service from Ft. Lauderdale and Miami International Airports to Duck Key. Apparently, however, they do not service Key West. The shuttle to the Middle/Upper Keys where Duck Key (Marathon) is located, is estimated to cost US$60 ONE-WAY for a single-person reservation and US$96 ONE-WAY for a two-person reservation. Once you know your flight schedule, call 1-888-765-9997 or 305-289-9997 -OR- Click here to visit their web site.
Heading to Key West? Choose to use the world's first official Mobile
Embassy of the Conch Republic! Food & drinks all inclusive! Non-stop
between Miami International Airport and Key West. Phone:
Makes numerous scheduled stops between Miami International Airport
IF you happen to be visiting family or friends on the west coast before the workshop, you can take the Key West Bight Ferry Terminal Passengers from Ft. Myers Beach and Marco Island on Florida's southwest coast can arrive at this facility in approximately 3.5 hours aboard state-of-the-art ferries operated by the company Key West Express. The 12,500-square-foot terminal is equipped with an information desk, a gift shop specializing in local products and a café offering local fare. Even the walls are decorated with works of local artists. The terminal is the gateway to the island's Historic Seaport District, known locally as The Bight. From here, visitors can stroll along a wooden Harbor Walk lined with charter boats, restaurants and shops and arrive on the fabled Duval Street in about 15 minutes. Numerous local transportation options are also available. Car ferries do not currently serve Key West.
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