Number XII   [December 2023] 


IAPPS members and other visitors to the IAPPS website will see that Google translate has recently been added, enabling non-English speaking visitors to read most of the material on the site in their local language. Whenever possible, our intention will be to post new material on the website as html, allowing for local language translation.

To access this translation facility, click on the “Translate” button and choose the relevant flag symbol associated with your local language. Note: a list of languages at the bottom of the screen provides an alternative means of selecting a language.

While making most of the current information on the website available to visitors with limited English, this translation facility offers a broader service to plant protection worldwide. Three examples, that can be accessed via – Resources – Education and Training, illustrate this point:


A Brief History of Plant Protection”, was initially posted on the “Education and Training/Plant Protection Stories” section of the IAPPS website, as two English language pdf documents.

Starting with the early beginnings in subsistence agriculture, we examine various case studies that illustrate the many economic, technical, social, and regulatory factors that have influenced the development, effectiveness and problems associated with modern plant protection strategies. This plant protection story is now available as a website document, that allows users to take advantage of Google translate to view the tutorial in their own language.

A Review of Digital Identification Tools for Plant Biosecurity, a publication involving 11 experts from 6 countries, has recently been posted on the IAPPS site. It is freely available as an English pdf version as well as a website version, which can be translated into any of the Google languages and made available to a much wider audience. 

“A series of digital pathway keys for identifying insects and spiders found in rice in West Africa”
(see IAPPS Newsletter January 2023) has now been converted from English to French by Dr Souleymane Nacro (IAPPS West Africa Board member). Dr Nacro used Google translate to initially convert the keys to French, then checked and edited this initial translation, using appropriate French taxonomic terms. This French version of the digital keys will be made freely available on the same IAPPS site.  

Prof. Geoff Norton 
[IAPPS President] 


The Latin American Federation of Entomology (FELA) was founded in September 2018, during the XXVII Brazilian Congress of Entomology and the X Latin American Congress of Entomology, held in Gramado, Brazil. FELA is currently integrated by nine entomological societies: Sociedad Entomológica de Brasil (SEB), Sociedad Entomológica Argentina (SEA), Sociedad Boliviana de Entomología (SBE), Sociedad Colombiana de Entomología (SOCOLEN), Sociedad Chilena de Entomología (SCHE), Sociedad Entomológica Ecuatoriana (SEE), Sociedad Mexicana de Entomología (SME), Sociedad Panameña de Entomología (SEPAM), and Sociedad Entomológica del Perú (SEP).

To celebrate the 5th anniversary, president (Dr. Juana María Coronado-Blanco) and past-president (Dr. María Stella Zerbino Bardier) of FELA prepared a remarkable presentation with the summary of the actions taken in these years since the foundation. 

FELA is an affiliate member of IAPPS, and the FELA Facebook page can be accessed at the following link

Dr. Nora Altier

IAPPS Coordinator Region XV, South America

E-mail: [email protected]


The World Vegetable Center (WorldVeg) and the National Institute of Horticultural and Herbal Sciences (NIHHS) of the Rural Development Administration (RDA), South Korea organized a symposium on “Safe and Sustainable Vegetable Cultivation” in Jeonju, Korea on June 14th, 2023.

The Plant Protection teams from WorldVeg and the Horticulture and Herbal Crop Environment Division, NIHHS, RDA presented seven papers on two decades of vegetable IPM research and scaling in Asia and Africa:

  • overview and prospect of plant virology research at WorldVeg,
  • future directions of disease management in vegetables,
  • research on the development of biocontrol agents for major pests and diseases in vegetables,
  • status of vegetable diseases and their management in Korea,
  • emergence and management of viral diseases in Korea
  • major insect pests of vegetable crops and their management in Korea.

The symposium was attended by more than 50 participants from Korea. 

Dr. Srinivasan Ramasamy

AIRCA Representative on IAPPS Governing Board

E-mail: [email protected]

The IAPPS Newsletter is published by the International Association for the Plant Protection Sciences and distributed in Crop Protection to members and other subscribers. Crop Protection, published by Elsevier, is the Official Journal of IAPPS. 


IAPPS Mission: to provide a global forum for the purpose of identifying, evaluating, integrating, and promoting plant protection concepts, technologies, and policies that are economically, environmentally, and socially acceptable. 


It seeks to provide a global umbrella for the plant protection sciences to facilitate and promote the application of the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach to the world’s crop and forest ecosystems.

Membership Information: IAPPS has four classes of membership (individual, affiliate, associate, and corporate) which are described in the IAPPS Web Site


The IAPPS Newsletter welcomes news, letters, and other items of interest from individuals and organizations. Address correspondence and information to:


                        Manuele Tamò

Editor, IAPPS Newsletter


08 B.P. 0932 Tri Postal, Cotonou, Republic of Benin

E-mail: [email protected]