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December 1998, Volume 19 No. 4



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X International Weed Symposium

The X International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds will be held in Bozeman, Montana, USA on 4-9 July, 1999. This symposium is the next in the series of premier world meetings, held approximately every four years, of scientists interested in the biological control of weeds, and covers all aspects of the theory and practice of biological weed control. This meeting is co-sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture/Agricultural Research Service (USDA/ARS) and Montana State University-Bozeman. The Symposium registration fee of US$450 will cover Symposium meeting facilities, published proceedings and selected activities. Accommodation and area tours are available at additional cost. Delegates from countries that have been under-represented at these symposia in the past can apply to the conference organizers to waive certain expenses.

The Symposium will run as a series of successive sessions - there will be no concurrent sessions. Therefore, the number of oral presentations will be limited. Organizers will select papers for oral presentation, based on scientific merit, originality, and appropriateness. Submissions that are not selected may be presented as posters, which may also be published as full papers in the proceedings of the Symposium. The language of the Symposium will be English. Further information is available on the Internet at:

Contact: Neal R. Spencer, Symposium Co-Chairman, USDA/ARS -
Northern Plains Ag Research Lab,
1500 North Central, Sidney,
MT 59270,
Fax: +1 406 482 5038

11th EWRS International Symposium

Entering its 25th year, the European Weed Research Society (EWRS) is marking the occasion with an international symposium. In the series of biannual meetings, the 11th EWRS Symposium will be held on 28 June - 1 July 1999 in Basel, Switzerland. The Symposium will provide a forum for scientists to present their work on a broad range of weed science topics, such as weed biology and ecology, recent developments in biological, physical and chemical weed control and environmental aspects of weed control. The programme of the Symposium will include oral and poster presentations in successive sessions. Special aspects of biological and physical weed control will be presented in a scientific excursion during the symposium. Optional excursions to Swiss research institutions and agrochemical research facilities are offered. All contributions will be refereed and published in the proceedings which will be available at the Symposium. The official language of the Symposium will be English. The organizers will strive to keep the registration fees and costs in line with those at previous EWRS symposia, and a range of accommodation to suit all budgets is offered. Further information is available on the Internet at:

Scientific information: EWRS Symposium 1999, c/o FAW, CH-8820 Wadenswil, Switzerland.
Fax: +41 1 7806341
Registration and general information: EWRS Symposium 1999, PO Box, CH-4332 Stein, Switzerland.
Fax: +41 62 8686439

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