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)
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 2021 are now open. Deadline: 30th Nov. 2020. Successful proposals will be notified by 15th Feb. 2021.
To commemorate the completion of 100 years of promoting excellence in biological sciences, the International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS) has launched a Webinar Series.
Lecture 1: "Forgetting How to Tend the Soil", Prof. Rattan Lal, recipient of World Food Prize 2020, on 2nd October 2020.
2nd International Congress of Biological Control (ICBC2), on-site and 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.
XXVI ICE Congress 2020, International Congress of Entomology,
18-23 July 2021 (postponed due to COVID-19, original dates 19-24 July 2020),
& IOBC-Global General Assembly
Symposium on Insect-Plant Interactions (SIP),
25-29 July 2021 (rescheduled due to COVID-19, original dates 26-30 July 2020),
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 exchange information and discuss the latest ideas on induced resistance.
20th Organic World Congress (OWC),
08-10 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.
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.
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Integrative Biological Control Ecostacking for Enhanced Ecosystem Services
Edited by Yulin Gao, Heikki M. T. Hokkanen and Ingeborg Menzler-Hokkanen.
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.
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.
IOBC members: Get a 20% discount.
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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