4th Workshop of the International Cereal Nematodes Initiative

Venue: Friendship Hotel Grand, Beijing (http://www.bjfriendshiphotel.com)

Date: 22-24 August 2013


Dr. Deliang Peng, Institute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Science, China
E-mail: dlpeng@caas.net.cn

Dr. Amer A. Dababat, CIMMYT, Ankara, Turkey
Email: a.dababat@cgiar.org

Dr. Julie M. Nicol, Chair of ICCNI, CIMMYT International,Turkey
E-mail: j.nicol@cgiar.org

ICCNI and Its Objectives

The International Cereal Cyst Nematode Initiative (ICCNI) was founded in 2006. It aims to create a critical mass of scientific capacity and skills to deliver sustainable solutions by working at both the practical and theoretical level.

Cereal Cyst Nematode (CCN) Heterodera spp. is acknowledged as a global economic problem on wheat production systems, both in many regions of the developed and developing countries. Within the framework of the ICWIP (ICARDA CIMMYT Wheat Improvement Program) which relates to wheat improvement research in Central Asia, West Asia and North Africa, CIMMYT and the Turkish Ministry of Agriculture in collaboration with our National Program partners from developing countries and several Advanced Research Institutions in Australia and Europe have undertaken research over the last 8 years to:

1. Understand the importance and distribution of the Nematode (CCN), which is widespread throughout West Asia, North Africa, parts of Central Asia, Northern India and China in their wheat production systems.

2. Investigate potential control options with a major emphasis on host resistance-validation and integration of resistant sources (traditional and molecular) into wheat germplasm for global wheat production systems (particularly focused on rainfed or supplementary irrigation systems). Rotation has been partially explored.

3. Provide training for scientists from developing countries

The 3rd ICCNI workshop was held during 22-23 September in Adana, Turkey. The workshop attracted 70 participants from 20 countries with 38 presentations on the status of the pest, integrated control methods and host plant resistance. The 1st ICCNI was held in Antalya, Turkey and Proceedings can be downloaded from the following website: http://www.spipm.cgiar.org/reports. Those workshops were very successful on providing the global status of the problem of CCN and forming networks and partnerships to continue working on this problem.

Workshop Topics:

1.Global status of the distribution of CCN
2.The economic importance and population dynamics of CCN on wheat
3.Control strategies of CCN in wheat using host resistance
4.Control strategies of CCN other than host resistance
5.Use of molecular tools for research with CCN (such as pathogen diagnostics, phylogeny studies and host    resistance).
6.CCN genome and parasitism genes
7.Biological control and IPM

Registration and Abstract Submission:

Registration and abstract submission of this workshop are bundled with the 10th ICPP registration system.

Early bird registration before April 20th, 2013: RMB 1,600
Onsite registration: RMB 2,100

Official published proceedings will be made from this workshop. If you would like to contribute to the workshop please kindly submit your abstract of no more than 250 words via 10th ICPP web and also email to Dr. Deliang Peng (dlpeng@caas.net.cn) and Dr Amer Dababat (a.dababat@cgiar.org) and the scientific committee for the workshop will review applications and inform contributors of acceptance as poster/paper by 1 June 2013. Contributors with accepted papers will be asked to prepare a 2-4 page paper by June 16, 2013.


Hotel costs are RMB 490/single room at Friendship Hotel Grand. The hotel is located 40 minutes away from airport by car and can be reached with Shuttle Bus for about 16 RMB. Please contact workshop organizer Deliang Peng at dlpeng@caas.net.cn; phone +86 10 62815611; fax +86 10 62896114 for hotel reservations.(1 US $=6.5 RMB)


22nd August: whole day, registration
23rd-24th August: scientific programme

Organizing Committee:

Dr. Deliang Peng C IPPCAAS, China, Email: dlpeng@caas.net.cn
Dr Amer A Dababat, CIMMYT, Ankara, TURKEY, Email: a.dababat@cgiar.org
Dr. Julie Nicol C CIMMYT International, Email: j.nicol@cgiar.org (Chair ICCNI)
Prof. Maurice Moens C ILPO, Belgium, Email: maurice.moens@ilvo.vlaanderen.be
Prof. John Jones C SCRI, UK, Email: john.jones@scri.ac.uk
Dr. Richard Smiley C OSU, USA, Email: richard.smiley@oregonstate.edu
Dr Zahra Tahna Maafi C Iran, Email: tanhamaafi@yahoo.com
Prof Halil Elekciouglu C, Cukurova University, Turkey, Email: halile@cu.edu.tr

For more information and to indicate your intention to participate, please contact the workshop organizers by email (Dr. Deliang Peng, dlpeng@caas.net.cn; Dr Amer A Dababat, a.dababat@cgiar.org)

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