180 people from 26 countries attended this biennial conference on stored product protection. For the first time it was staged down under in Adelaide, Australia from 6-9 March 2016.
|Organised by Insects Limited of the USA, this was the 12th Fumigants and Pheromones conference and, unsurprisingly, there was a large contingent of Aussies attending. Very encouragingly about 70% of the delegates were first time attendees but, as at the last conference which was staged in Krakow, Poland in 2014, Dr John Simmons of Acheta was the only UK delegate, this time making it onto the speaker programme.
Fumigation centre stage
Highlights included presentations covering resistance to phosphine and how it may be overcome, the practicalities of using Profume (sulfuryl fluoride) and a session covering the sealing of buildings and silos in preparation for fumigation – a field in which Australia without any doubt leads the world.
Rodents also featured
The best yet!
2018 conference to be on home turf
Watch-out for a full report of this event in Pest, issue 44: April & May.
Event orgnisers – Dave Mueller with daughter Francie
The sole UK delegate but also a speaker – Dr John Simmons
Speaker Dr Boby Corrigan (centre) with Australian hosts – John and Cecily Adams
On the score board at the famous Adelaide Oval – the venue for the conference dinner