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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

IOBC-Global Newsletter

Let's celebrate!On March 31, 1971, IOBC-Global was established. (Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay.)


Newsletter 109, July 2021

The Newsletter is the main way to inform all our members (and non-members) around the world.

Download Newsletter 109 (pdf) and enjoy reading!

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

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

Organic World Congress

20th Organic World Congress (OWC), 6-10 September 2021, Rennes, France.

20th Organic World Congress (OWC),
06-10 Sept. 2021
(postponed, original dates 21-27 Sept. 2020),
Rennes, France.

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.

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Entomology 2021

Entomology 2021, 
31.10. - 03.11.2021,
Denver, CO, USA.

Entomology 2021,
31 Oct. - 03 Nov. 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.

Stay Tuned.

OrgHort2020

ISHS III International Organic Fruit Symposium and I International Organic Vegetable Symposium jointly with VIII International Conference on Landscape and Urban Horticulture, 14.-17.12.2021, Catania, Italy

III International Organic Fruit Symposium and I International Organic Vegetable Symposium jointly with VIII International Conference on Landscape and Urban Horticulture,
14-17 Dec. 2021, (virtual event), Catania, Italy

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ISBCA

6th International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods (ISBCA), 15.-17.03. and 22.-24.03.2022 (virtual)

6th International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods (ISBCA),
15-17 March and 22-24 March 2022 (virtually over two weeks)

First Announcement (pdf)

IOBC-WPRS PR-IR 2022

IOBC-WPRS PR-IR Conference 2020, "Priming the Future for Healthy Plants", IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Induced Resistance in Plants Against Insects and Diseases", 14-17 September 2020, Institute for Sustainable Food, Sheffield, UK

IOBC-WPRS PR-IR Conference 2022, "Priming the Future for Healthy Plants", IOBC-WPRS WG "Induced Resistance in Plants Against Insects and Diseases",
04-07 April 2022 (postponed, original dates 14-17 Sept. 2020, 06-09 Sept. 2021), 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.

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26th ICE Congress 2022

26th ICE Congress 2020, International Congress of Entomology, 18-23 July 2022, Helsinki, Finland.

26th ICE Congress 2022, International Congress of Entomology,
18-23 July 2022 (postponed, original dates 19-24 July 2020),
Helsinki, Finland.

During congress: IOBC Global General Assembly

Mark Your Calendars!

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.


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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 2020

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

HPIS 2020, International Hemipteran-Plant Interactions Symposium,
Dec. 2022 (postponed, exact date will be communicated later, original dates 02-04 Dec. 2020),
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!

 

27th ICE Congress 2024

26th ICE Congress 2020, International Congress of Entomology, 18-23 July 2022, Helsinki, Finland.

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

Safe the Date!

 

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.
Will be published in 2021.

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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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BioControl

BioControl, latest issue

The Official Journal of IOBC

New, strongly increased Impact Factor: 3.571 (2020)!

Latest Issue:
Volume 66, Issue 4, August 2021, 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

 

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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