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NORBARAG – Nordic Baltic Pesticide Resistance Action Group

Invitation to the

6th NORBARAG meeting 17-19 February 2014 , Riga (Latvia)

It is a pleasure to invite you to the 6th NORBARAG meeting 17-19 February, which will be held in Riga, Latvia.?norbarag_invitation_2014_01_13


6th NORBARAG meeting 17-19 February


The meeting will cover different aspects of pesticide resistance, especially, in the light of fewer new modes of action. Discussion will take place in three sub-groups (insecticides, fungicides and herbicides) and in plenary session.

Topics include:

? Resistance risk assessment and management

? Resistance management guidelines for the growers

? Research needs

? Collaboration on resistance screening and monitoring

? Harmonization of the pesticide efficacy evaluation procedures and pesticide label

We encourage representatives from official research institutes in Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden who are involved in pesticide resistance research and pesticide efficacy evaluation and representatives of the agrochemical companies operating in the Nordic-Baltic region to attend this meeting. Suggestions for presentations are welcome and can be directed to the respective sub-group leaders or chairman regarding plenary session.

Read about NORBARAG-the Nordic Baltic Pesticide Resistance Action Group: www.mtt.fi/norbarag




Plenary session:

Roma Sema?kien?, Chairperson of the Nordic-Baltic Resistance Action Group, Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry, Institute of Agriculture. Tel: +370 610 49326. roma@lzi.lt



Bent J?rgen Nielsen, Chairperson of the fungicide resistance subgroup, Aarhus University, Department of Agroecology, Slagelse, DK, bent.nielsen@agrsci.dk, +45 8715 8125.

Fungicide subgroup Agenda?agenda_norbarag_fungicidesubgroup_riga_18_02_2014


Anders Nilsson, Chairperson of the herbicide resistance subgroup, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, ?anders. ts.nilsson@slu.se Tel: 040-415270

Herbicide subgroup Agenda?norbarag_agenda_subgroup_herbicides_20140218


Michael Kristensen, Chairperson of the insecticide subgroup, Aarhus University, Department of Agroecology, Slagelse, DK, Michael.Kristensen@agrisci.dk . Tel: +45 8715 8116

Insecticides subgroup Agenda?agenda_norbarag_insecticide_riga_18_02_2014



The meeting will take place at Hotel Avalon right in the Riga Old Town, 19, 13. janv?ra iela. See more information about hotel?www.hotelavalon.eu


Hotel Avalon will offer accommodation for the seminar participants at negotiated rates (Single room: ? 55, Double room ? 60) if booking request (Reservation Registration Form?hotel_avalon_registr_form?is sent directly to the e-mail reservations@hotelavalon.eu? until 17th January 2014.

Booking code: 1402011

Other hotels can be found and booked via Riga tourist information webpages: www.liveriga.com

or via the booking.com: www.booking.com.


NB! You have to book and pay for your hotel yourselves.



The meeting place can easily be reached by public transport or car.

From Riga Airport it takes 30 minutes by bus (city line No. 22 stops at the airport,http://saraksti.rigassatiksme.lv/index.html#bus/22/a-b/1542/en) or 20 minutes by taxi (http://baltictaxi.lv/en/services/service-tariffs.html). Tickets can be bought in cash only but taxis could mostly be paid by either cash or credit cards.

We remind that from January 1, 2014 official currency in Latvia will be Euro.?



Hotel Avalon has an underground parking where parking for overstaying clients with car costs 10 EUR/ per day.



Cover meeting cost for both days: 110 EUR

Registration form?registration_form_17.02.2014?should be sent to e-mail:laapc@laapc.lv ?no later than Friday, 20th of December 2013.


An invoice will be sent to you after the registration. Payment deadline is 20th January 2014.


Please note that this is the preliminary programme and it will be updated. Suggestions for topics to be

discussed are welcome.

17th February – NORBARAG Sub-group-meetings

Arrival, Hotel Avalon


18th ?February – NORBARAG Sub-group-meetings

8.30- 9.00 Registration

9.00-10.30 Fungicide, herbicide and insecticide sub-groups meetings

Fungicide subgroup Agenda?agenda_norbarag_fungicidesubgroup_riga_18_02_2014

Herbicide subgroup Agenda?norbarag_agenda_subgroup_herbicides_20140218

Insecticides subgroup Agenda??agenda_norbarag_insecticide_riga_18_02_2014

10:30-11:00 Coffee/tea break

11:00-12:30 Fungicide, herbicide and insecticide sub-groups meetings

12:30-13:30 Lunch at Avalon Hotel

14:00-15:30 Fungicide, herbicide and insecticide sub-groups meetings

15:30-16:00 Coffee/tea break

16:00-17:30 Fungicide, herbicide and insecticide sub-groups meetings

19:00 Dinner at restourant Burk?ns (http://www.burkans.lv/en/about-us/)


19st February – NORBARAG-meeting?norbarag_second_day_program_2014

08:30-10:30 Plenary session. Welcome. Minutes of the 6th NORBARAG meeting. Reports from subgroups.

10:30-11:00 Coffee/tea break

11:00-12:30 Plenary session continues. Reports and presentations on newest problems of pesticide resistance in region and generally, review of events. Pesticide resistance management in region; recommendations for 2014. Any other business.

12:30-13:30 Lunch at Hotel Avalon




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