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ISSCT Entomology Webinar
“Advances in Proactive and Non-chemical Sugarcane Insect Management"

As part of the series of Webinars that will be organized by the ISSCT in 2022 for its different disciplines, the Entomology Webinar of the Biology Commission will be held on Thursday 18 August 2022 from 11:00 AM GMT to 2:00 PM GMT.

Introduction by Julien Beuzelin, Chair ISSCT Entomology Section

• From Endemic to Exotic Pests of Sugarcane – Preparing for the Unexpected. Kevin Powell, Sugar Research Australia, Meringa, Queensland, Australia
• From Augmentative Biological Control to Conservation Efforts in Colombia. Germán Vargas, Centro de Investigación de la Caña de Azúcar de Colombia, Cali, Colombia
• A Novel Approach to the Sterile Insect Technique for Eldana saccharina Management in South Africa. Lawrence Malinga, South African Sugarcane Research Institute, Mount Edgecombe, South Africa
• Bt Sugarcane in Brazil: Development, Efficacy Evaluation, Commercial Implementation, and Future Perspectives. Caroline Sakuno, Centro de Tecnologia Canavieira, Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brazil

The facilitators are:
Julien Beuzelin (University of Florida, USA), Cecilia Easdale (Ledesma, Argentina), and Nichanun Kernasa (Kasetsart University, Thailand).


Q&A Session


The Webinar will be conducted in English.

Further information
For further information, please contact Julien Beuzelin at or the ISSCT Secretariat at

Aug 18, 2022 11:00 AM in Greenwich Mean Time

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