Societies & Organizations:
National Phytopathological Societies
Plant Pathology Societies, Associations & Organizations
Crop Protection & Agrochemical Industry related associations
Weed Science Societies & Organizations
Governmental Web Sites
Other Societies and Organizations

Phytopathological Societies:

Argentina: Argentine Association for Crop Protetction (CASAFE), Cámara de Sanidad Agropecuaria y Fertilizantes, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Australia: The Australasian Plant Pathological Society (APPS)

Brazil: Brazilian Phytopathological Society (SBF), Sociedade Brasileira de Fitopatologia.

Canada: Canadian Phytopathological Society (SCP), Societe Canadienne de Phytopathologie (SCP).

China: China Society for Plant Pathology (CSPP)

China: China Society of Plant Protection (CSPP)

Columbia: Association for Phytopathology and related Sciences in Columbia (ASCOLFI), Associación Colombiana de Fitopatología y Ciencias Afines (ASCOLFI)

Finland: Plant Protection Society in Finland, Kasvinsuojeluseura Växtskyddsföreningen i Finland. Only in Finnish.

France: French Phytopathological Society (SFP), Société Française de Phytopathologie (SFP)

Germany: The German Phytomedical Society (DPG), Deutsche Phytomedizinische Gesellschaft (DPG)

Israel: Israeli Phytopathological Society (IPS)

Italy: Italian Phytopathological Society, Società Italiana di Patologia Vegetale

Japan: Phytopathological Society of Japan (PPSJ)

Korea: Korean Society of Plant Pathology (KSPP)

Latin America: Latin American Association for Plant Pathology (ALF), Asociación Latinoamericana de Fitopatología (ALF)

Malaysia: Malaysian Plant Protection Society (MAPPS)

Mexico: Mexican Society for Plant Pathology (SMF), Sociedad Mexicana de Fitopatología (SMF)

Netherlands: Royal Netherlands Society of Plant Pathology (KNPV), Koninklijke Nederlandse Planteziektenkundige Vereniging (KNPV)

Norway: Norwegian Society for Plant Pathology (NPPF), Norsk Plantepatologisk Forening, (NPPF)

Portugal: The Portuguese Society for Phytopathology, Sociedade Portuguesa de Fitopatologia (SPF)

South Africa: Southern Africa Society for Plant Pathology (SASPP)

Spain: Spanish Society of Plant Pathology (SEF), Sociedad Española de Fitopatología.

Switzerland: Swiss Society for Phytiatry (SGP), Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Phytomedizin (SGP), Pages in German, English and French.

United Kingdom: The British Society for Plant Pathology (BSPP)

United States of America: The American Phytopathological Society (APS)

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Plant Pathology related Associations & Organizations:

American Association of Pesticide Safety Educators (AAPSE), an association of environmental and pesticide safety educators providing science-based education programs to the public through the Cooperative Extension and the Land-Grant University System. Available Information: General Information on AAPSE, Directories (members, working gropus), contact, meetings, Position Papers, Journal of Pesticide Safety Education, and more..

Association of American Pesticide Control Officials (AAPCO), USA. A primary goal of AAPCO is to encourage uniformity among the states in their pesticide regulatory programs. Available: mission, officers, officials, meeting details, by-laws, uniform policies, surveys, links, State's FIFRA Issues Research and Evaluation Group (SFIREG) and American Association of Pesticide Safety Educators (AAPSE).

Association Nationale de Protection des Plantes (ANPP). Available: Calendar, general information, commissions, Groupe des Experts Environnement et Protection des Plantes (GEEPP), database, news, publications, methods, PHYTOMA (journal) and links. Site is only available in French.

Biologische Bundesanstalt für Land- und Forstwirtschaft, Berlin und Braunschweig, Germany, Federal Biological Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry, Berlin and Braunschweig, Germany. Research and administrative organization attached to the Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Forestry (BML). BBA is engaged in plant pathology, entomology, plant protection and related fields. The BBA concerns itself with the effect of pesticides on humans, animals and the environment. The German Plant Protection Act defines the majority of its duties. Available: Overview, addresses, institutes, staff, laws, authorised index of plant protection products, European Commission Co-ordination (ECCO), publications, diagnosis, databases (e. g. Phytomed, BioSearch), events, flower checklist and more. Most information is available in English but there are additional or specific pages only available in German like EPPO guidelines, application forms, news among others.

British Crop Protection Council (BCPC) is a UK charity whose objective is to promote and encourage the science and practice of crop protection for the benefit of all. Available Information: Objectives, Board of Management, Committees, BCPC ENTERPRISES, Commercial Ventures, BCPC Corporate Members, The Brighton Conferences, addresses and contacts.

CAB International (CABI): An intergovernmental organization providing information, publishing and scientific services worldwide to agriculture, forestry, human health and the management of natural resources. Scientific services: International Institutes of Entomology, Mycology, Biological Control and Parasitology.

Consortium for International Crop Protection (CICP), a non-profit organization, was formed in 1978 by a group of U.S. universities. Its principal purpose was to assist developing nations reduce food crop losses caused by pests while also safe-guarding the environment.

European Foundation for Plant Pathology (EFPP). The EFPP promotes scientific and technical cooperation in the arena of plant health in Europe and facilitates the exchange of scientific information between plant pathologists who are members of national or regional Societies in the field of plant pathology or related fields. Available: events, committees, statutes, associated societies, European Journal of Plant Pathology and links.

European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO / OEPP), an intergovernmental organization responsible for international cooperation in plant protection in the European and Mediterranean region. Available: about EPPO, EPPO meetings, EPPO News, publications and software. Publications include books (e.g. quarantine pests for europe), the EPPO electronic documentation service (for EPPO standards on plant protection products, standards on plant quarantine, summaries of phytosanitary regulations and original texts and more). Available software: PQR - EPPO Plant Quarantine Data Retrieval System, EPPO Plant Protection Thesaurus (including the Bayer Code System). Especially the electronic documentation service is of high value for those interested in the latest developments/documents and I recommend it to use it as a resource for plant protection products, plant quarantine standards or the regular reporting service.

FAO, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. A specific priority of the Organization is encouraging sustainable agriculture and rural development, a long-term strategy for the conservation and management of natural resources. FAO webserver Topics: What is FAO?, Statistical Databases, Agriculture, Economics, Fisheries, Forestry, Nutrition, Sustainable Development, Programs, Cooperations, Publications, Documentations, Search the FAO website, News, Global Watch.

International Association for the Plant Protection Sciences (IAPPS). IAPPS mission is to provide a global forum for the purpose of identifying, evaluating, integrating, and promoting plant protection concepts, technologies, and policies which are economically, environmentally, and socially acceptable. Available: Synopsis of the International Plant Protection Congresses, Rationale and Objectives for IAPPS, Organizational Structure, IAPPS Journal, Governing Board, Membership, Statutes and more.

International Organization for Biological and Integrated Control of Noxious Animals and Plants(IOBC). The following sections of IOBC provide web services: IOBC/NRS, Neartic Regional Section.
IOBC/NRS, Biological Control of Weeds Working Group. Members, Announcements, projects, IOBC/NRS application, links.
IOBC/SEARS, South and East Asian Regional Section, Working Group on IPM in Greenhouse Crops.
West Palaeartic Regional Section, located at Eidgenössische Technische Hochscule Zürich (ETHZ), Zurich, Switzerland. Available: general information, working groups, publications, adresses.
IOBC/WPRS, West Palaeartic Regional Section, Working Group on Integrated Control in Cereal Crops. Located at the Institute for Plant Diseases and Plant Protection, Dep. of Horticulture, Univ. Hanover, Germany. General Information, contacts, meetings and abstracts of meetings.

International Organization for Mycoplasmology (IOM) exists to promote the cooperative international study of mycoplasmas (Mollicutes) and mycoplasmal diseases and to disseminate knowledge about their characteristics, effects, transmission, and control. Available: about IOM, history, news, newsletters, membership, jobs, IOM directory, meetings, research prorammes and more.

The International Society for Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions (ISMPMInet). Available Information: Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions Journal, Directory (password access), Job Placement Service, Meetings, New Books, IS-MPMI Reporter, and Common Names for Plant Diseases.

International Society for Plant Pathology (ISPP). The ISPP promotes the world-wide development of plant pathology and the dissemination of knowledge about plant diseases and plant health management. Available: general information, news, committees, task forces, names of plant pathogenic bacetria, reports, associated societies and their contact addresses and much more. Here you will find the committees for extension, common names of plant dieseases or Fusarium. The task force for on Global Food Security is publishing their reports here. Also available: ISPP World Directory of Plant Pathologists .

International Society of Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology (ISRTP), Belleview, Columbia, USA. ISRTP is dedicated to promoting education and regulatory consensus based upon sound science and open information exchange among scientists, governmental regulators, industry and the general public. Available: about ISRTP, member's room (password required), international achievement award, upcoming events, the journal information & subscription (The Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology Journal), comments. In the editoral comments you will find topics like pesticides and the FQPA.

Mediterranean Phytopathological Union (MPU). The Mediterranean Phytopathological Union (MPU) is a non-profit society open to organizations and individuals involved in plant pathology with a specific interest in the aspects related to the Mediterranean area considered as an ecological region. Available: about MPU, join MPU, discussion page, news, links and more. You will also find a link to journal of the union (Phytopathologia Mediterranea).

New Jersey Pest Control Association (NJPCA). Available Information: Executive Board, Pest-O-Gram Newsletter, Members, Pesticide Licensing Exams, choosing a pest control operator, history and links.

New Zealand Plant Protection Society (Inc.). NZPPS main objective is to pool and exchange information on the biology of weeds, invertebrate and vertebrate pests, pathogens and beneficial organisms and methods for modifying their effects. Available: Contact, objectives, membership, scholarships, conferences, publications, online proceedings and more.

North American Plant Protection Organization (NAPPO). NAPPO is a regional plant protection organization of FAO comprised of the National Plant Protection Organizations of Canada, the United States, and Mexico. Available Information: Announcements (e. g. Meetings), Archives (see the older documents of the NAPPO), Activities, Associated Websites, Documentation (e.g. Position Papers), Newsletters, Organization, People, List of regulated Pests, Standards (e. g. Pest Risk Analysis).

Plant Protection Society of Western Australia, Victory Park, WA, Australia. The society is an organisation which brings together research scientists, extension officers, consultants, company representatives, farmers and other practitioners who have an interest in all aspects of plant protection. Available: about the society, publications, weed science links, contact & members.

Welsh Pest Management Forum (WPMF), a consortium of Welsh Companies, University research groups, users and support organisations dedicated to the development and profitability of the pest management sector in Wales and internationally. Information you will find on this server: Ecotoxicology Conference, Forthcoming events, Newsletters, Staff, Members, Directory of Pest Management Expertise. Links to other Sites: Welsh Development Agency, Entomological Sites and more.

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Crop Protection & Agrochemical Industry related Associations:

American Crop Protection Association (ACPA), representing the companies that produce, sell and distribute virtually all the active compounds used in crop protection chemicals registered in the USA. Available: about, join & contact ACPA, Issues, Publications (e.g. Safe Pesticide Use), LInks, Educational Material and more. The issue section includes Food Quality Protection Act, Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act or pesticide testing.

Arizona Crop Protection Association (AZCPA) is a not-for-profit trade association committed to the continued central role of synthetic chemistry in agriculture through programs of technical information and training, issue management and environmentally sound pest control practices. Available Information: Mission, Staff, Pesticide Training Schedule, Newsletters, Pesticide Information.

Asia-Pacific Crop Protection Association (APCPA). The APCPA site is designed to provide information about APCPA and other items of interest to the Asia-Pacific agricultural community. Available Information: Background, Rationale, Aims & Objectives, Regional Associations, FAO Code of Conduct, Safe Use Protect, Founding Members, Contact, and Events.

Association of Natural Bio-Control Producers (ANBP), a nonprofit corporation made up of producers, distributors and users of natural enemies of agricultural pests, as well as industry supporters, researchers and government representatives. Available Information: membership information, newsletter, contact, meetings, links, bulletin board, find beneficials, biocontrol resources and more.

British Agrochemicals Association (BAA) is the United Kingdom trade association of companies engaged in the manufacture, formulation and national distribution of pesticide products for agriculture, forestry, horticulture, home gardening, industrial and local authority outlets. Available Information: Press Releases, Member Companies, publications, education, grapevine and news.

European Crop Protection Association (ECPA), headquarters: Brussels, Belgium. ECPA is the pan-European voice of the crop protection industry. One of ECPA's key objectives is to raise awareness of the crop protection industry's contribution to sustainable agriculture. Available: ECPA (with details on the association), news, products, topics, library, site map, road map. Under 'Topics' you will find general issues like integrated crop managment or biotchnology. The library gives you acces to publications and position papers. And in products you will get details on plant protection products (use of, production of).

Global Crop Protection Federation (GCPF), is the recognised worldwide representative of the Crop Protection Industry. Its network comprises six Regional Associations in Africa / Middle-East, the Asia-Pacific region, Europe, Japan, Latin America and the United States. One Working Group section are the Resistance Action Committees. Available Information: General, Network, Publications, Working Groups, Industry Positions, Safe Use Initiatives, Links of interest. Here you will also find under heading "The Network" information of regional branches which do not have an own homepage. Listed are: The Africa/Middle-East Working Group, Asia-Pacific Crop Protection Association , European Crop Protection Association, Latin America Crop Protection Association and Japan Crop Protection Assocation.

Latin American Crop Protection Association (LACPA), located in Zapote, San José, Costa Rica. LACPA represents the Crop Protection Industry in Latin America, Actions are conducted through 17 Industry national associations and 12 Research & Development companies. Available: general information, news, events, national associations & companies, projects, publications, Toxicology Centres, links and more.In projects your will find the 'Safe use' project and the Fungicide Resistance Action Committee. Site is available in Spanish and English.

Mid America Crop Protection Association (MACPA). MACPA States: Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, Ohio and Wisconsin. Available: education, news, membership national groups, state offices and more.

National Pest Control Association (NPCA), representing pest management firms worldwide. Get information about NCPA: Contact, mission, news, academy, NCPA services, buyers guide, Pest Gazette, spotlight on a pest, pest management firms...and more.

Southern Crop Production Association (SCPA). SCPA is a regional trade association which provides their members with needed information and speak for the group at state and federal levels. SCPA states: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Lousiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North and South Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. Available: Genral information, publications (e. g. Spray Drift Library), organization, events, links, Hazardous Materials Shipping Descriptions, editoral and more.

UIPP French Agrochemical Association, Union des Industries de la Protection des Plantes (UIPP) main objectives are to defend industry interests, coordinate activities of their company members, inform and represent them as often as necessary. Available: general information, news, publications, links and more. Information is in French, some general information also in English.

United Producers Formulators & Distributors Association (UPF&DA), Duluth, Georgia, USA. UPF&DA represented more than 90% of all chemical distribution companies and formulators in the pest control industry. The purpose of this unity is to establish an industry position and recommend solutions to common problems. Available: About UPF&DA, Officers, committees, constitution, meetings, membership (addresses of companies and individuals including e-mail), events.

Western Crop Protection Association (WCPA). WCPA is a non-profit trade association representing manufacturers, distributors, formulators and retailers of crop protection products and services. WCPA members are located throughout ten western states, including Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Available: links, legislation, regulators issues, education, stewardship, news, FQPA, IPM, general information, membership and more. An update section features the latest news. The legislation section is sorted by state.

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