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EPPO Workshop on integrated management
of insect pests in oilseed rape

Berlin, 2017-09-20/22


An EPPO Workshop on integrated management of insect pests in oilseed rape will be held on 2017-09-20/22 at the Julius Kühn-Institute (JKI) in Berlin.
The Workshop is organized in collaboration with the Julius Kühn-Institute, Braunschweig.

The Workshop will start on Wednesday 20th September at 09:30 and finish on Friday 22nd September at 12:30.



At the EPPO Workshop on insecticide resistance of Meligethes spp. (pollen beetle) on oilseed rape (Berlin, 2007), it was recommended that follow-up should be planned to include other oilseed rape pests. The Panel on Resistance and the Working Party on Plant Protection Products welcomed the German proposal to organize a Workshop on integrated management of insect pests in oilseed rape.
Meligethes aeneus (pollen beetle), Ceutorhynchus napi (rape stem weevil), Ceutorhynchus quadridens (cabbage stem weevil), Ceutorhynchus obstrictus (cabbage seed weevil), Psylliodes chrysocephala (cabbage stem flea beetle), Ceutorhynchus picitarsis (rape winter stem weevil), Myzus persicae (green peach aphid, vector of Turnip Yellows Virus) and Dasineura brassicae (brassica pod midge) are all important oilseed rape pests. Among these insects selection pressure for developing insecticide resistance is high, as they need to be controlled at different times during the growth of oilseed rape resulting in the need for several applications. Therefore, when these pests are present in the crop they are often affected by more than one insecticide application targeted to other species. In recent years, in several EPPO countries, resistance to different insecticides has been building up in particular against pollen beetle, cabbage seed weevil, green peach aphid and cabbage stem flea beetle. The resistance pressures have become further complicated by the limitations on available chemistry as foliar and seed treatments.
While several countries have worked to develop management strategies for the various oilseed rape pests, lack of communication prevents other countries from learning from their experiences.

Meligethes aeneus (Wikimedia) Dasineura brassicae (Wikimedia) Ceutorhynchus obstrictus (Wikimedia)



The aim of this Workshop is to share knowledge, inform participants about current integrated pest management techniques and identify gaps in knowledge and research needs, avoid unnecessary duplication of work (e.g. resistance monitoring efforts), support the development of recommendations on resistance management for EPPO member countries.

By the use of plenary lecture sessions and discussion sessions, the Workshop is intended to address the following issues:

  • Brief background, extent and seriousness of the problem
  • Biology/life cycle/host preferences of major oilseed rape pests
  • Importance of insect control for oilseed rape production
  • Alternative non-chemical control strategies including resistant varieties
  • Present situation and recommendations for the control of oilseed rape pests with regard to insecticide resistance
  • Nature of resistance and resistance mechanisms
  • Resistance monitoring methods
    • Present status of available active substances
    • risk assessment concerning resistance to different substances, results of laboratory studies and field monitoring
  • Integrated management including resistance strategies to be recommended

Participants from different countries will be asked to give a short account of current recommendations from their countries on how to control oilseed rape pests with particular reference to resistance management and more broadly Integrated Pest Management.



It is hoped that at least one representative of each EPPO member country (specialists on oilseed rape pests’ resistance and integrated management) will participate in the Workshop. A number of participants from industry, Insecticide Resistance Action Committee, extension services or advisory bodies, farming community/agronomists (who can provide background on general challenges of oilseed rape market at moment) and international organizations will also be invited.


Venue and Accommodation

Julius Kühn-Institute (JKI) Berlin-Dahlem, Königin-Luise-Strasse 19, 14195 Berlin, where the Workshop will take place, is near the metro station Dahlem-Dorf, metro line U3. You can find transport information, a map of the metro and a map of the city at (in German) or (in English).


You will need to make the hotel booking yourself; either directly with the hotels suggested by our host, in which a limited number of rooms are available, or you may choose and book your hotel on-line at e.g. (hotel reservation service). Please note that the Berlin Marathon will take place the weekend following the Workshop and hotels are expected to be very busy so rooms need to be booked as early as possible.

When booking in these two hotels, please quote a code ‘EPPO’:

Seminaris CampusHotel Berlin
Takustraße 39, 14195 Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 557797-0, E-mail:

Novum Hotel Ravenna Berlin
Grunewaldstraße 8-9, Steglitz, 12165 Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 790 910, E-mail:



  • There will be no registration fee for the NPPOs of the EPPO member countries.
  • The registration fee for other interested parties (industry, consultancies) is 100 EUR.

The registration fee can be paid online by credit card, although the possibility to pay by bank transfer still exists. All explanations of the payment procedure, receipts etc. are given in the online meeting registration system. The payment should be made by 2017-08-20.

Register on-line



The detailed programme will be sent to the registered participants at a later date. A summary and conclusions from the Workshop and selected papers from participants at the Workshop will be published in the Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin.


Organizing Committee

Udo Heimbach, Julius Kühn-Institute, Braunschweig, DE
Sue Mattock, Chemicals Regulation Directorate, York, GB
Gunilla Berg, Swedish Board of Agriculture, Alnarp, SE
Ralf Nauen, Bayer AG, IRAC Intl. Vice Chair & Coleoptera WG Leader, DE
Manuela Specht, Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants (UFOP), DE
Vlasta Zlof, EPPO


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