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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, Working/Study Groups and Commission

 

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)

 

Latest News and Events

Writing Partnership

Writing Partnership: Non-native English speakers sometimes need help in preparing scientific articles for publication in English language journals.

Non-native English speakers sometimes need help in preparing scientific articles for publication in English language journals.

Get Support

IOBC Global is establishing a pool of volunteers to help review and edit these articles, especially for young scientists. The editing is not focused on scientific content, but rather on language use and clarity. Please contact the Secretary General if you are willing to volunteer.

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

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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

GSB 2023

3rd Global Soil Biodiversity Conference (GSB 2023), 13-15 March 2023, Dublin, Ireland  (event logo)

3rd Global Soil Biodiversity Conference (GSB 2023),
13-15 March 2023,
Dublin, Ireland.

The conference will provide the latest updates on soil biodiversity research and knowledge for scientists, policy makers, regulators, environmental agencies, conservationists, land user managers and other stakeholders in the sustainable use and conservation of soil biodiversity.

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ICBI 2023

4th International Congress on Biological Invasions (ICBI2023), 1-4 May 2023, 
Christchurch (Ōtautahi), New Zealand (Aotearoa).

4th International Congress on Biological Invasions (ICBI2023),
1-4 May 2023,
Christchurch (Ōtautahi), New Zealand (Aotearoa).

The biennial Better Border Biosecurity (B3) Conference will follow on 5 May 2023.

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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.

Meeting of the IOBC-Global Study Group "Classical Weed Biological Control"

Consider your Participation!

Plant Health 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,
12-16 August 2023,
Denver, Colorado, USA.

Plant Health 2023 theme, "LINKS to a Sustainable Future." LINKS was coined by UNESCO and stands for Local and Indigenous Knowledge Systems. This meeting will feature programming that shows the interconnectivity of local and indigenous knowledge to the future of global agriculture.

Safe the Date!

ICPP2023

ICPP2023: 12th International Congress on Plant Pathology, 20-25 August 2023, Lyon, France  (event logo)

ICPP2023: 12th International Congress on Plant Pathology, 20-25 August 2023,
Lyon, France.

"One Health for all plants, crops and trees": The One Health concept is a worldwide strategy for expanding interdisciplinary collaborations and communications in all aspects of health care for humans, animals and the environment. ICPP2023 will promote the integration of Plant Health & Plant Pathology into the One Health concept!

Mark your Calendar!

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.

Since the first conference was held in Brussels, Belgium in 1910, it has been held almost every four years. It has been decided that the 27th Congress in 2024 will be held at the Kyoto International Conference Center, sponsored by the Japan Insect Science Association.

Safe the Date!

 

IOBC-Global Newsletter

IOBC-Global Newsletter, latest issue)

Newsletter 112, January 2023

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

Newsletter 112 (pdf)

Enjoy reading!

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

BioControl

BioControl, latest issue

The Official Journal of IOBC
Latest Issue:
Volume 67, Issue 6, Dec. 2022, Table of Contents

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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