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.
and the Pacific Regional Section
Tropical Regional Section
Palearctic Regional Section
Palearctic Regional Section
Biological Control Capacity Assessment Toolkit (BiCCA Toolkit): Online Survey
Kris A.G. Wyckhuys, PhD, CEO - Chrysalis Consulting - Nature-based solutions for plant health developed a toolkit to pinpoint eventual obstacles in biological control science, policy and practice globally.
He invites you to fill out this (brief) online survey which aims to gauge country-level capacities and needs for biological control science, policy and practice. Deadline: January 15, 2024.
Candidates for Executive Committee 2024-2028
The current Executive Committee is happy to have received names of excellent candidates for all positions, representing almost all Regional Sections and the different types of biological control.
However, each member of IOBC can propose candidates for the Executive Committee.
Nominations supported by at least 10 regular members may sent, with the written consent of the nominee, to the Secretary-General no later than 10 December 2023.
IOBC-Global Executive Committee, Council Meeting and General Assembly @ICBC3, 2024
The International Congress of Biological Control 3 (ICBC3) which will be organized by IOBC-Global and CABI, will take place from 24 to 28 June 2024 in San Jose, Costa Rica.
During this congress, IOBC-Global will also organize a General Assembly with a lot of news and present the results of the election of the new Executive Committee.
XVI International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds (ISBCW)
The XVI ISBCW was organised in 11 scientific sessions, with 75 oral presentations and 100 posters by 156 participants from 19 countries and 64 institutions from all over the world.
Cabrera Walsh G., Anderson F.E., Mc Kay F., Sosa A.J. and Hernández M.C., eds., 2023. Proceedings of the XVI International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds. Puerto Iguazú, Argentina, 7 – 12 May 2023, 216 pp., ISBN 978-631-90256-0-6
Download: Proceedings 16th ISBCW 2023 (pdf)
Worldwide education in biological control
IOBC Global often receives questions about education and training possibilities for biological control. Please provide information about YOUR education and training opportunities. We will publish it on the Global website. Send the information to firstname.lastname@example.org as follows:
Non-native English speakers sometimes need help in preparing scientific articles for publication in English language journals.
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.
Biostimulants Europe 2024
17th - 18th January 2024,
ACI's Biostimulants Europe 2024 conference brings together industry leaders, researchers, scientists, and professionals from the biostimulants sector. The conference serves as a platform for knowledge exchange, networking, and discussions on the latest advancements, challenges, and opportunities in the field of biostimulants.
Biopesticides Europe 2024,
5th - 6th June 2024,
The two-day event will bring together industry leaders, researchers, innovators, and stakeholders from around the world and aims to explore the exciting advancements, challenges, and opportunities shaping the Biopesticide industry.
Plant BioProTech & IOBC-IR,
17-20 June 2024,
Castellon de la Plana, Spain.
The joint symposium will gather expert from both scientific and industry sector to exchange and build collaboration in the sector of agriculture and in particular, in the development, formulation and distribution of bioproducts (e.g.: elicitors, biocontrol agents, biostimulants).
Third International Congress of Biological Control (ICBC3),
24 - 27 June 2024
San José, Costa Rica.
This congress is unique in serving as a meeting point for scientists and practitioners who are working on a wide breadth of biological control targets including insect pests, plant and animal diseases, weeds and invasive vertebrates.
27th ICE Congress 2024, International Congress of Entomology,
25-30 August 2024
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.
XXIX Brazilian Congress of Entomology (CBE 2024),
22-26 September 2024
Uberlândia - MG, Brazil.
The CBE is the largest Brazilian Entomology event. It aims to provide a unique opportunity for coexistence, discussion, innovation, collaboration and exchange of experiences between scientific agents, industry, Brazilian society, Latin America and other parts of the world.
The Official Journal of IOBC
Volume 68, Issue 54, Oct. 2023, Table of Contents
IOBC-APRS Newsletter No. 14 August 2023
Newsletter 113, August 2023
The Newsletter is the main way to inform all our members (and non-members) around the world.
Newsletter 113 (pdf)
Newsletter contributions, ideas, comments: Contact email@example.com
Trait-based approaches to predicting biological control success: challenges and prospects
Editors: Michal Segoli, Paul K. Abram, Jacintha Ellers Gili Greenbaum, Ian C.W. Hardy, George E. Heimpel, Tamar Keasar, Paul J. Ode, Asaf Sadeh, Eric Wajnberg
OPINION| VOLUME 38, ISSUE 9, P802-811, SEPTEMBER 2023
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.
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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