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)
IOBC-Global Celebrates the 50th Anniversary
On March 31, 1971, IOBC-Global was established in Rome at FAO headquarters as a worldwide organisation representing biological control.
Read the Eyewitness Report by Ernst Boller and more about the 50th Anniversary of IOBC-Global: IOBC-Global Newsletter Issue 108-BIS, March 2021 (pdf)
Call for Biocontrol Training Initiatives
Keen to organise a practical training course in biological control? IOBC-Global is keen to assist! Applications for training courses 2022 are now open. Deadline: 30th Nov. 2021. Successful proposals will be notified by 15th Feb. 2022.
BioControl - New Issue
Journal of the International Organization for Biological Control
Volume 66, Issue 2, April 2021
2nd International Congress of Biological Control (ICBC2), 100% virtual, 26-30 April 2021, Davos, Switzerland.
Early registration / abstract submission: By 09.10.2020
72nd International Symposium on Crop Protection (ISCP),
18 May 2021 (postponed due to COVID-19, original date 19 May 2020),
The Symposium will focus on new developments in all aspects of crop protection.
International Plant Health Conference "Protecting Plant Health in a Changing World",
28 June - 1 July 2021 (cancelled, previsional new date: Week of 12 May 2022), Helsinki, Finland.
The IYPH International Steering Committee decided to organize in 2021 a series of thematic webinars.
Symposium on Insect-Plant Interactions (SIP),
25-30 July 2021 (online),
Leiden, The Netherlands
Latest developments in research on the relationships between plants, insects and associated microorganisms, from physiological mechanisms to ecological and evolutionary processes.
IOBC-WPRS PR-IR Conference 2020, "Priming the Future for Healthy Plants", IOBC-WPRS WG "Induced Resistance in Plants Against Insects and Diseases",
06-09 Sept. 2021 (postponed due to COVID-19, original dates 14-17 Sept. 2020), Sheffield, UK
IOBC PR-IR meetings provide a specialist forum for researchers on plant responses to microbial pathogens and invertebrate herbivores to discuss the latest ideas on induced resistance.
20th Organic World Congress (OWC),
06-10 Sept. 2021 (postponed, original dates 21-27 Sept. 2020),
Drawing from the motto, 'From its Roots, Organic Inspires Life', the OWC will aim to provide organic and likeminded stakeholders working toward sustainable agriculture, value chains, and consumption with an opportunity to exchange their knowledge, innovations, and experiences.
2nd International IOBC-Global Cactus Working Group (GCWG) Meeting,
21-23 Sept. 2021 (postponed, original dates 23-25 March 2020),
The attendance of young scientists at this meeting has been generously funded by the IOBC.
Plant Health, Agriculture & Bioscience Conference (PHAB),
22-24 Sept. 2021 (postponed, original dates 09-11 Sept. 2020),
The Hague, the Netherlands.
PHAB 2020 will foster growth in plant health innovation and sustainability by driving collaborations, business opportunities, investments, and knowledge.
31 October - 03 November 2021 (hybrid meeting, in-person and virtual presentations),
Denver, CO, USA.
Annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America (ESA), meeting theme, Adapt. Advance. Transform. Organizers are encouraged to propose timely, thought-provoking, and appealing sessions that are inclusive and display the diversity of entomological science and incorporate the meeting theme.
HPIS 2020, International Hemipteran-Plant Interactions Symposium,
Dec. 2021 (postponed by one year, exact date will be communicated later, original dates 02-04 Dec. 2020),
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.
26th ICE Congress 2022, International Congress of Entomology,
18-23 July 2022 (postponed due to COVID-19, original dates 19-24 July 2020),
15th Workshop of the IOBC–MRQA Working Group:
Delivering on the Increasing Demand for High Quality Invertebrates,
05-09 September 2022,
27th ICE Congress 2024, International Congress of Entomology,
25-30 August 2024
Safe the Date!
Area-Wide Integrated Pest Management
Development and Field Application
Edited ByJorge Hendrichs, Rui Pereira, Marc J.B. Vreysen
1st Edition, first published 2020, eBook published 1 January 2021
Issue 108, December - January 2020-2021 (pdf)
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Book "Biological Control in Latin America and the Caribbean",
Edited by Joop C. van Lenteren, Vanda H.P. Bueno, M. Gabriela Luna and Yelitza C. Colmenarez.
The book can be ordered at CABI_Books.
Impressive improvement of impact factor 2019: 3.092 (up from 2.191), now in the top 10 of all journals in entomology!
Congratulations to our Editor in Chief Eric Wajnberg and the wonderful Editorial Team. And thank you, all of the authors and contributors.
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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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