Joint Meeting of the IOBC/WPRS Working Groups

“Pheromones and other semiochemicals in IP" & "Integrated Protection of Fruit Crops” 

Merging Pheromones and other Semiochemicals

with Integrated Fruit Production

Current approaches and applications from research to field implementation in a changing environment

Welcome Note -  NEW INFORMATION 


Dear colleagues,

PheroFIP 19, the Joint Meeting of the IOBC/WPRS Working Groups “Pheromones and other semiochemicals in integrated production” and “Integrated Protection of Fruit Crops”, will take place in Lisbon (Portugal), from 20 to 25 January 2019. Forest Research Centre (CEF) together with Linking Landscape, Environment, Agriculture and Food Research Centre (LEAF), from the School of Agriculture (ISA), University of Lisbon will host the conference, in collaboration with Abreu Events, responsible for the technical secretariat. 

The venue will take place in Hotel Olissippo Oriente, at Parque das Nações, a renovated area with modern architecture near Tagus river, in the eastern part of Lisbon, which was designed for hosting the last world fair of the 20th century, Expo 98. It is located not far from the airport, and about 25 minutes by metro from city center.  

The meeting is open to all researchers working on semiochemicals, in agriculture and forest systems, as well as to all researchers that work on the protection of fruit crops. The theme of the conference will be “Merging Pheromones and other semiochemicals with Integrated Fruit Production: Current approaches and applications from research to field implementation in a changing environment”. On the behalf of IOBC and the organization, we would like to invite you to come to Lisbon and actively participate, and share the results of your work. The conference aims at bringing together all involved in the study of Semiochemicals and Integrated Protection of Fruit Crops, for presenting and discussing the latest research and technological advances that may contribute to find effective and sustainable solutions to deal with phytossanitary challenges under a changing environment. It will provide an opportunity for exchanging information and ideas, as well as strengthening common research and collaboration and stimulating new interactions, among participants. 

English will be the official language of the meeting. Proceedings with all contributions, both oral and poster presentations will published as full papers or extended abstracts in the IOBC wprs Bulletin. 

Please post this circular and pass it to colleagues that may be interested in attending the conference.

We look forward to seeing you in Lisbon,


José Carlos Franco
Manuela Branco

Conference chairs

ISA -  School of Agriculture
University of Lisbon, 

Jürgen Gross
Semiochemicals WG

Julius Kuehn Institute (JKI), 
Federal Research Centre for 
Cultivated Plants, GERMANY

Claudio Ioriatti
IP Fruit Crops WG

Center for Technology Transfer, 
Fondazione Edmund Mach, 



Poster size recommend is 120 cm (height) x 90 cm (large), poster should be vertical.



Two alternative 2-days (26-27 January 2019) post-conference excursions, to Alentejo or Oeste regions are offered to the participants. The excursion programmes and conditions can be downloaded here.




For reservations please contact:  

Abreu Events
Tel.: (+351) 214 156 121



TAP Air Portugal, the official carrier of the Conference offers a discount to the participants, who make their flight booking and buy their ticket exclusively through TAP Air Portugal’s website.




We will address the following main topics: 


  • Chemical ecology of arthropod pests and their natural enemies
  • Chemical ecology of insect pests in stored food
  • Semiochemical-based pest management tactics (e.g. mating disruption, mass trapping, attract and kill, push-and-pull)
  • Applying semiochemicals in the monitoring and manipulation of parasitoids and predators
  • New developments in pest monitoring methods 
  • Emerging phytosanitary problems in fruit crops under a changing environment
  • Invasive pests: a challenge for IPM
  • Biological control of fruit crop pests and diseases
  • Applied Biotremology: a new discipline for pest management. Vibrational signals as semiophysicals
  • Genetics in pest control
  • Minimizing residues on fruits
  • Precision Farming and Precision Pest Management Decision support systems for IPM
  • Integrated protection of fruit crops
  • Knowledge transfer: from the laboratory to the field


Important dates


Deadline for submission of abstracts:
30th  September  2018 -
New deadline 30th October 2018

Deadline for registration “early rate”:          
30th  September  2018 -
New deadline 30th October 2018

Deadline for submission of full papers: 
30th March 2019


Click here for registration and hotel reservation