Solving Regional Arthropod Management Challenges in a Global World

Host Institution The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Everglades Research and Education Center (UF/IFAS EREC) is located in the heart of the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) in South Florida, where sugarcane is the dominant crop. Programs at the UF/IFAS EREC provide the Florida sugarcane industry with sustainable production strategies with multi-disciplinary efforts involving agronomy, variety development, soil and water sciences, entomology, pathology, and weed science. UF/IFAS EREC personnel also lead research and extension efforts focusing on rice, sweet corn, and leafy and brassica vegetables that are also grown in the EAA.

Venue & Reservations
Workshop Location

The workshop will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Palm Beach Gardens.

Workshop Registration
Registration Information

  • Workshop registration is US$350 per participant. All workshop participants must be ISSCT members for 2016-2019. ISSCT membership dues are US$140. For ISSCT membership information and registration, please visit
  • To register for the workshop, please go to Click on "Tickets." The workshop registration fee is US$350 per person and is payable using a credit card. Visa, Master Card, American Express, and Discover credit cards are accepted. The deadline for workshop registration is August 13, 2018.
Workshop Sessions
  • Biological control
  • Host plant resistance and plant-arthropod interactions
  • Agricultural practices and landscape management
  • Biotechnologies and insecticides
  • Invasive species monitoring and management
  • Climate change and international collaborations
Abstract Submission

Authors must submit an abstract for each presentation, oral or poster, they intend to make during the workshop. Please send each submission as a single MS Word file to Section Chair François-Régis Goebel at Abstracts should be submitted as soon as possible but not after June 1, 2018. Each submission should include:

  1. Presentation format: Please select oral or poster presentation.
  2. Section: Please indicate which workshop session would best fit the submission (biological control, host plant resistance and plant-arthropod interactions, agricultural practices and landscape management, biotechnologies and insecticides, invasive species monitoring and management, or climate change and international collaborations).
  3. Title.
  4. Authors: Please include the name, affiliation, physical address, and e-mail address for each author. The name of the presenting author should be underlined.
  5. Abstract: Please include an outline of the presentation (≤ 300 words). The abstract should include information on why the study was conducted (≤ 2 sentences), how the study was conducted (≤ 4 sentences), the results (≤ 6 sentences), and the conclusions from the study (≤ 4 sentences).

  6. Notice of acceptance of oral presentations and posters by the Organizing Committee ​will be sent to submitting authors by July 30, 2018.