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EMPRES Contingency Planning Seminar: Programme
Day 1
Finding and treating hopper patches: can this be done?(field exercise, analysis of results)
Day 2
General assessment of day 1(discussion)
Spraying a hopper patch: is a handheld Microulva or a Herbi sprayer better?(field exercise, analysis of results and discussion)
Outbreak control: which method to use?(group and general discussion)
The inputs and outputs of an outbreak campaign: what is required and can be achieved?(computer spreadsheet)
Day 3
General assessment of day 2(discussion)
Outbreak and early upsurge environmental requirements and forecasting(talk led by K. Cressman)
Day 3 (cont.)
Marking and spraying a one hectare band: how long does this take and is spray coverage adequate?(field exercise, analysis)
Day 4
Contingency plans for an outbreak campaign(discussion led by C. Elliott)
The plague campaign problem(talk led by P. Symmons)
Spraying a band by vehicle mounted sprayer: problems and solutions?(computer simulation)
Conclusions of spraying a hopper band(discussion)
ULV spraying(field demo, analysis, results, computer simulation)
ULV block spraying: can blocks be delimited?(computer simulation, conclusions)
Day 5
ULV block spraying: can blocks be delimited?(field exercise, conclusions)
Control methods for a plague campaign(talk led by P. Symmons)
Comparing different plague control methods: what is required and can be achieved?(computer spreadsheet, discussion)
Day 6
General assessment of day 5(discussion)
A plague campaign simulation(group exercise)
Day 7
A plague campaign simulation(results, conclusion)
The role of FAO, DLIS and donors(discussions led by C. Elliott, K. Cressman, A. van Huis)
Conclusion: what next?(discussion led by A. van Huis)