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.
Asia and the Pacific Regional Section (India, South-East Asia, Japan and Australia)
African Tropical Regional Section (African countries south of the Sahara)
East Palearctic Regional Section (Eastern Europe)
Nearctic Regional Section (North America)
Neotropical Regional Section (Latin-American countries)
West Palearctic Regional Section (Europe, Mediterranean Region, Near- and Middle East)
Your Opinion About Challenges and Solutions for Sustainable Pest Management
A consortium of fourteen international and interdisciplinary researchers lead by Niklas Möhring (CEBC-CNRS, France) and Robert Finger (ETH Zurich, Switzerland) is aiming to identify key challenges and solutions for sustainable pest management in the heterogeneous global agriculture. We would be very grateful if you would answer the survey.
Creation of Single a Global List of Species
The Global Species List Working Group, under the auspices of IUBS, is investigating the potential creation of a single global list of species.
With your help, we can advance the field of taxonomy and provide users of taxonomic information what they need to make informed decisions.
Biocontrol Training and Financial Support
Check out the list of upcoming training courses!
IOBC-Global may financially support participation of young career biological control scientist (< 35 years) who are member of one of the Regional Sections of IOBC, so they can take part in a training course. Get the details about funding conditions and application.
How did you become a biological control practitioner?
There is no straightforward answers to this questions as there are many roads to obtain a position in biological control.
Check out the shared career paths to become a biological control practitioner!
26th ICE Congress 2022, International Congress of Entomology,
17-22 July 2022 (postponed, original dates 19-24 July 2020),
During congress: IOBC Global General Assembly
SIP 2022 Meeting: International Congress on Invertebrate Pathology and Microbial Control &
54th Annual Meeting of the Society of Invertebrate Pathology,
31.07.-04.08.2022 (virtual meeting),
Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa.
Abstract submission has been extended to 15th of May, 2022.
15th Workshop of the IOBC–MRQA Working Group:
Delivering on the Increasing Demand for High Quality Invertebrates,
05-09 September 2022,
Abstract submission: 20.05.22,
Eearly registration: 20.06.22
Plant Health, Agriculture & Bioscience Conference (PHAB),
14-16 Sept. 2022 (postponed, original dates 09-11 Sept. 2020, 22-24 Sept. 2021),
The Hague, the Netherlands.
PHAB 2022 will foster growth in plant health innovation and sustainability by driving collaborations, business opportunities, investments, and knowledge.
HPIS 2022, International Hemipteran-Plant Interactions Symposium,
7-9 Dec. 2022,
The HPIS is an interdisciplinary, international congress, bringing together researchers who study phytophagous piercing/sucking insects, their complex interactions with their host plants, environment and pathogen transmission.
ISBCW: XVI International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds,
07-12 May 2023
Puerto Iguazú, Misiones, Argentina.
27th ICE Congress 2024, International Congress of Entomology,
25-30 August 2024
Safe the Date!
The Official Journal of IOBC
Strongly increased Impact Factor: 3.571 (2020/21)!
Volume 67, Issue 2, April 2022, Table of Contents
Publish your next paper in BioControl!
Working on a manuscript right now? We encourage you to consider publishing in BioControl.
Have an idea for a Special Issue? We are open to suggestions for special issues!
Online submission at https://www.editorialmanager.com/bico
Newsletter 110, Dec. 2021 - Jan. 2022
The Newsletter is the main way to inform all our members (and non-members) around the world.
Newsletter 110 (pdf)
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Improving integrated pest management in horticulture, Rosemary Collier, 486 pages, March 2022.
Control Biológico en América Latina y el Caribe: Su rica historia y futuro brillante
(Spanish version of Biological Control in Latin America and the Caribbean)
Editado por: Joop C van Lenteren, Vanda H P Bueno, María Gabriela Luna, Yelitza C Colmenarez.
Biological Control: Global Impacts, Challenges and Future Directions of Pest Management
Edited by: Peter G. Mason, Oct. 2021 (hardback), 664 pp.
The new IOBC-Global Study Group "Classical Weed Biological Control" is an extension of the venerable International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds (ISBCW).
We are very pleased to welcome the distinguished group of scientists represented by this group into our family of Working/Study Groups.
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 available as free PDF.
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