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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

Sustainable Pest Management

Survey: Challenges and Solutions for Sustainable Pest Management

Your Opinion About Challenges and Solutions for Sustainable Pest Management
A consortium of 14 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.

Next Biocontrol Training

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


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.

Share Your Career Path

BioControl, latest issue


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!

Share your own career path, a few sentences (and an optional picture) will suffice: secretary-general@iobc-global.org

IOBC-MRQA WG

15th Workshop of the IOBC – MRQA Working Group: Delivering on the Increasing Demand for High Quality Invertebrates, 05-09 September 2022, Bologna, Italy

15th Workshop of the IOBC–MRQA Working Group:
Delivering on the Increasing Demand for High Quality Invertebrates,
05-09 September 2022,
Bologna, Italy.
Deadlines:
Abstract submission: 20.05.22,
Eearly registration: 20.06.22

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PHAB 2022

Plant Health, Agriculture & Bioscience Conference (PHAB2022), 14.-16.09.2022, The Hague, Netherlands

 

 

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.

Mark Your Calendars.

HPIS 2022

HPIS 2020, International Hemipteran-Plant Interactions Symposium, 02-04 December 2020, Melbourne, Australia.


HPIS 2022, International Hemipteran-Plant Interactions Symposium
,
7-9 Dec. 2022,
Melbourne, Australia.

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.

Stay tuned!

ISBCW 2023

ISBCW: XVI International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, 07-12 May 2023, Puerto Iguazú, Misiones, Argentina.

ISBCW: XVI International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds,
07-12 May 2023
Puerto Iguazú, Misiones, Argentina.

Safe the Date!

27th ICE Congress 2024

27th ICE Congress 2024, International Congress of Entomology, 25-30 August 2024, Kyoto, Japan.

27th ICE Congress 2024, International Congress of Entomology,
25-30 August 2024
Kyoto, Japan.

Safe the Date!

 

BioControl

BioControl, latest issue

The Official Journal of IOBC

Strongly increased Impact Factor: 3.571 (2020/21)!

Latest Issue:
Volume 67, Issue 3, June 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

IOBC-Global Newsletter

IOBC-Global Newsletter, latest issue)

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)

Enjoy reading!

Newsletter contributions, ideas, comments: Contact secretary-general@iobc-global.org

Book Announcement

Improving integrated pest management in horticulture, Rosemary Collier, 486 pages, March 2022.

Improving integrated pest management in horticulture, Rosemary Collier, 486 pages, March 2022.

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Book Announcement

Control Biológico en América Latina y el Caribe: Su rica historia y futuro brillante. Cover page of the book.

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.
Now available.

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Book Announcement

Biological Control: Global Impacts, Challenges and Future Directions of Pest Management

Biological Control: Global Impacts, Challenges and Future Directions of Pest Management
Edited by: Peter G. Mason, Oct. 2021 (hardback), 664 pp.

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New IOBC Study Group

Group Photo: Participants of the International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds 2018 in Engelberg, Switzerland.

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 Book

IOBC: History of the First 50 Years (1956-2006).

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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