Scientific Session

Scientific Session 01: Neonicotinoid seed treatments in maize: How important to seedling pest management?
Chairs: Tom Sappington, USDA-ARS, Ames, Iowa, U.S.A.& Sally Taylor, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, Virginia, U.S.A.

Scientific Session 02: Bt maize within a changing IPM paradigm: Success stories and challenges with lepidopteran pests
Chairs: William Hutchison, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, U.S.A. & Michael Meissle, Agroscope, Zurich, Switzerland

Scientific Session 03: Emerging lepidopteran challenges in the maize agro-ecosystem
Chairs: Silvana Paula-Moraes, University of Florida, Jay, Florida, U.S.A.; Zhenying Wang, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China & Richard Hellmich, USDA-ARS, Ames, Iowa, U.S.A.

Scientific Session 04: Environmentally friendly management of rootworms, wireworms and other soil pests in maize
Chairs: Renata Bazok, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia; Mario Schumann, KWS Saat SE, Einbeck, Germany & Stefan Toepfer, CABI, Hodmezovasarhely, Hungary

Scientific Session 05: Sustainable non-chemical methods for fall armyworm control
Chairs: Dirk Babendreier, CABI, Delémont, Switzerland & Malick Ba, ICRISAT, Niamey, Niger

Scientific Session 06: Advances in the development of biological control solutions for the management of fall armyworm
Chairs: Ivan Rwomushana, CABI, Nairobi, Kenya & Sevgan Subramanian, ICEPE, Nairobi, Kenya

Scientific Session 07: Addressing a significant food security threat: Spodoptera frugiperda invading new geographies
Chairs: Clinton D Pilcher, Corteva Agriscience, Johnston, IA, U.S.A.; Analiza Piovesan Alves, Corteva Agriscience, Johnston, IA, U.S.A.; Marlin Rice, Corteva Agriscience, Johnston, IA, U.S.A & Joseph Huesing, USAID, Washington D.C., U.S.A.

Scientific Session 08: Field evolved insecticide resistance in maize pests
Chairs: Julie Peterson, University of Nebraska, North Platte, NE, U.S.A. & Brad Coates, USDA-ARS, Ames, IA, U.S.A.

Scientific Session 09: The use of emerging technologies in maize pest surveillance, reporting and forecasting
Chairs: Katarina Mikac, University of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia; Renata Bazok, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia; Darija Lemic, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

Scientific Session 10: Free topics
Chairs to be identified