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International Organisation for Biological Control (IOBC)
Organisation Internationale de Lutte Biologique (OILB)

The International organisation for Biological Control (IOBC) promotes environmentally safe methods of pest and disease control. It is a voluntary organisation of biological-control workers.

Membership in IOBC gives individuals and organisations the opportunity to participate in biological control activities beyond their specific jobs and workplaces, to step outside their bureaucracies, and to contribute to the promotion of biological control worldwide.


IOBC Regional Sections and Working Groups

 

Regional Sections

IOBC: Regional Sections

APRS

 

Asia and the Pacific Regional Section (India, South-East Asia, Japan and Australia)

ATRS

 

African Tropical Regional Section (African countries south of the Sahara)

EPRS

 

East Palearctic Regional Section (Eastern Europe)

NRS

 

Nearctic Regional Section (North America)

NTRS

 

Neotropical Regional Section (Latin-American countries)

WPRS

 

West Palearctic Regional Section (Europe, Mediterranean Region, Near- and Middle East)

APRS WPRS ATRS EPRS NTRS NRS

 

Latest News and Events

BC Webinar Series

Webinar Series on interaction between pollination and biological control during April and May 2019 - anyone can join!

Webinar Series on interaction between pollination and biological control

April and May 2019
Anyone can join!

Don't miss the webinar contribution of our IOBC-Global President on 2nd May.

Program & Information
(pdf)

Call for Nominations

Elections for the next IOBC-Global Executive Committee will be held prior to the next General Assembly (July 2020).
Nominations are now sought for the positions of President, Vice President (two), Treasurer and Secretary General.

IOBC-Global Executive Committee, Elections 2020:
Call for Nominations
for the positions of President, Vice President (two), Treasurer and Secretary General.
Deadline: 15th February 2020.

More information about the nomination procedure

Call for Trainings 2020

Keen to organise a practical training courses in biological control? IOBC-Global is keen to assist!

Keen to organise a practical training course in biological control?
IOBC-Global is keen to assist!
Deadline: 30th November 2019.

Submit your idea for a training course!

Biopesticides Europe 2019

Biopesticides Europe 2019, 4th Biopesticides Europe Conference, 29-30 May 2019, London, UK

 

4th Biopesticides Europe Conference,
Successful Developments in Biopesticides Industry,
29-30 May 2019,
London, UK.

 

Plan your participation.

Biopesticide Summit 2019

Biopesticide Summit 2019, 2-3 July 2019, Swansea, UK.

 

 

Biopesticide Summit 2019,
2-3 July 2019,
Swansea University, Swansea, UK.

 

 

Further information.

BIOCONTROL 2019

 

BBIOCONTROL 2019, 09.-11.07.2019, Viterbo, Italy.

 

4th International Symposium on Biological Control of Bacterial Plant Diseases,
09-11 July 2019,
Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie e Forestali (DAFNE),
Università della Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy.

 

Get more information.

IEIC6

6th International Entomophagous Insects Conference, 09-13 September 2019, Perugia, Italy

6th International Entomophagous Insects Conference,
9-13 of September 2019,
Perugia, Italy.

  • Abstract submission: 05.05.2019
  • Early bird registration: 05.05.2019

Register now.

Ecology of Aphidophaga

14th International Symposium Ecology of Aphidophaga, 16-20 September 2019, Montreal (Quebec) Canada

IOBC-Global Working Group Meeting:

14th International Symposium Ecology of Aphidophaga,
16-20 September 2019,
Montreal (Quebec) Canada

 

Mark Your Calendars!

IPPC2019

 

XIX International Plant Protection Congress (IPPC2019), 10.-14.11.2019, Hyderabad, India.

XIX International Plant Protection Congress (IPPC2019):
"Crop Protection to Outsmart Climate Change for Food Security & Environmental Conservation",

10-14 November 2019, Hyderabad, India.

 

Further information

Plant Protection Congress

VIII Congress on Plant Protection: "Integrated Plant Protection for Sustainable Crop Production and Forestry", 25-29 November 2019, Zlatibor, Serbia

VIII Congress on Plant Protection: "Integrated Plant Protection for Sustainable Crop Production and Forestry", 25-29 Nov. 2019, Zlatibor, Serbia.

Get more information

XXVI ICE Congress 2020

XXVI ICE Congress 2020, International Congress of Entomology, 19-24 July 2020, Helsinki, Finland.

 

XXVI ICE Congress 2020, International Congress of Entomology, 19-24 July 2020, Helsinki, Finland.

Mark Your Calendars!

Book Review

Book review: Environmental pest management: Challenges for agronomists, ecologists, economists and policymakers

Edited by Moshe Coll & Eric Wajnberg.

Reviewed by Geoff Gurr

Read the book review...

Plantwise

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The IOBC Green & Yellow List approach goes global with Plantwise. Over 500 green and yellow lists have been developed in Plantwise countries and are published on the free online Knowledge Bank.

 

 

Read more about the IOBC Green & Yellow List approach

IOBC Participation

6th China International Forum on Development of Bio-Control Technology Shanghai:
Goerge Heimpel and Barbara Barratt attended this meeting which was part of the China International Agrochemical Conference Week 2017.

6th China International Forum on Development of Bio-Control Technology, Shanghai:
Goerge Heimpel and Barbara Barratt attended this meeting which was part of the China International Agrochemical Conference Week 2017.

Get to know the details...

New Publication

Biological control using invertebrates and microorganisms: plenty of new opportunitiesJoop C. van Lenteren, Karel Bolckmans, Jürgen Köhl, Willem J. Ravensberg, Alberto Urbaneja, BioControl (2017).

Biological control using invertebrates and microorganisms: plenty of new opportunities,
van Lenteren, J.C., Bolckmans, K., Köhl, J. et al. (2017).

Read the paper!

IOBC History Book

IOBC President

IOBC: History of the First 50 Years (1956-2006).
Edited by: Boller, E.F., J.C. van Lenteren and V. Delucchi, 287 pp.
The book is now available as free PDF.

Download PDF

Twitter:
@IOBC-Global

Follow IOBC-Global on Twitter, @IOBC-Global

Attention Twitter Users:
IOBC-Global now has a Twitter account!
It's a clearinghouse for interesting information on biological control - feel free to follow it and post to it!

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Writing Partnership

Writing Partnership: Non-native English speakers sometimes need help in preparing scientific articles for publication in English language journals.

Non-native English speakers sometimes need help in preparing scientific articles for publication in English language journals.

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Forum article in BioControl

Forum article in BioControl: Will Biological Control Be Impossible in the Future?

Will Biological Control Be Impossible in the Future?
Forum article in the journal BioControl of the Commission on Biological Control and ABS.

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