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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

Call for Trainings 2021

Keen to organise a practical training courses in biological control? IOBC-Global is keen to assist!

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.

Submit your idea for a training course.

Biopesticides Europe 2020

Biopesticides Europe 2020, 27-28 May 2020, Brussels, Belgium

Biopesticides Europe 2020,
27-28 May 2020,
Brussels, Belgium.

This two day event will bring together key industry stakeholders, researchers and representatives from regulatory bodies to discuss current challenges and future opportunities.

Get further information.

ABS 2020

ABS 2020, 6th International Conference on Agricultural and Biological Sciences, 23-26 August 2020, Tokyo, Japan.

ABS 2020, 6th International Conference on Agricultural and Biological Sciences,
23-26 August 2020,
Tokyo University of Agriculture, Japan.

ABS 2020 will bring together academicians, scientists, engineers and technologists etc from all over the world, and we hope that you will take this opportunity to join us for academic exchange and visit the city of Tokyo.

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PHAB 2020

Plant Health, Agriculture & Bioscience Conference (PHAB2020), 09.-11.09.2020, The Hague, Netherlands

 

Plant Health, Agriculture & Bioscience Conference,
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.

Register before 2 June 2020, to benefit from discounted registration fees.

 

IOBC-WPRS PR-IR 2020

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 2020, "Priming the Future for Healthy Plants", IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Induced Resistance in Plants Against Insects and Diseases",
14-17 Sept. 2020, Institute for Sustainable Food, 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.

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ACPP 2020

ACPP 2020, Asian Conference on Plant Pathology: Importance and Impact of Global Plant Health, 15-18 September 2020, Tsukuba International Congress Center, Ibaraki, Japan

ACPP 2020, Asian Conference on Plant Pathology:
Importance and Impact of Global Plant Health,

15-18 September 2020,
Tsukuba International Congress Center, Ibaraki, Japan.

Mark Your Calendars!

IOBC GCWG Meeting

2nd International IOBC-Global Cactus Working Group (GCWG) Meeting, 21-23 September 2020, Windhoek, Namibia

 

2nd International IOBC-Global Cactus Working Group (GCWG) Meeting
23-25 March 2020, postponed to 21-23 September 2020, Windhoek, Namibia

The attendance of young scientists at this meeting has been generously funded by the IOBC.

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OWC 2020

20th Organic World Congress (OWC), 21-27 September 2020, Rennes, France.

 

20th Organic World Congress (OWC), 21-27 September 2020, Rennes, France.

Drawing from the motto, 'From its Roots, Organic Inspires Life', OWC 2020 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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Biocontrol Africa

Biocontrol Africa, 28.-30.09.2020, Marrakesh, Morocco

 

Biocontrol Africa,
06-08 April 2020, postponed to 28-30 September 2020,
Marrakesh, Morocco.

Exchange your experience, knowledge and expertise to commercially succeed in this market.

Mark your calendars.

Biopesticides North America

Biopesticides North America 2020, 07-08 October 2020, Vancouver, Canada.

Biopesticides North America 2020, 07-08 October 2020, Vancouver, Canada.

This two day event will bring together key industry stakeholders, researchers and representatives from regulatory bodies to discuss current challenges and future opportunities within the industry.
10% discount: CPEn3RB10

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HPIS 2020

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

 

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

Safe the Date!

 

ICBC2

Second International Congress of Biological Control (ICBC2), 26-30 April 2021, Davos, Switzerland.

Second International Congress of Biological Control (ICBC2), 26-30 April 2021, Davos, Switzerland.

Call for session and panel topics. Deadline: 24.04.2020

Plan Your Participation!

ISCP

72nd International Symposium on Crop Protection (ISCP), 18.05.2021, Ghent, Belgium.

 


72nd International Symposium on Crop Protection (ISCP)
,
19 May 2020, postponed to 18 May 2021,
Ghent, Belgium.

The Symposium will focus on new developments in all aspects of crop protection.

Stay tuned, more information.

 

XXVI ICE Congress 2020

XXVI ICE Congress 2020, International Congress of Entomology, 18-23 July 2021, Helsinki, Finland.

XXVI ICE Congress 2020, International Congress of Entomology, 19-24 July 2020, postponed by one year to 18-23 July 2021, Helsinki, Finland.
& IOBC-Global General Assembly

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SIP 2020

Symposium on Insect-Plant Interactions (SIP), 25-29 July 2021, Leiden, The Netherlands

 

Symposium on Insect-Plant Interactions (SIP), 26-30 July 2020, postponed to 25-29 July 2021, Leiden, The Netherlands

Latest developments in research on the relationships between plants, insects and associated microorganisms, from physiological mechanisms to ecological and evolutionary processes.

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Book Announcement

Biological Control in Latin America and the Caribbean, available early in 2020
Edited by Joop C. van Lenteren, Vanda H.P. Bueno, M. Gabriela Luna and Yelitza C. Colmenarez.

Biological Control in Latin America and the Caribbean, Dec. 2019
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.

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IOBC-Global Newsletter

IOBC Global Newsletter, latest issue

Issue 106, December 2019

Send your newsletter contributions, ideas, comments to secretary-general@iobc-global.org

Plants Will Thrive #IYPH2020

Lovely song in honour of the International Year of Plant Health: Plants Will Thrive #IYPH2020

Listen to this beautiful and inspiring song in honour of the International Year of Plant Health: Plants Will Thrive #IYPH2020 - a song about the challenge to produce crops with no pesticides.

IOBC-NTRS Newsletter

Latest news of the Global Working Group "Mass Rearing and Quality Assurance (MRQA)", December 2019

Issue 31, January 2020

IOBC MRQA News

Latest news of the Global Working Group "Mass Rearing and Quality Assurance (MRQA)", December 2019

Global Working Group "Mass Rearing and Quality Assurance (MRQA)", December 2019 (pdf)

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 now available as free PDF.

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Writing Partnership

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

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Forum article in BioControl

Forum article in BioControl: Will Biological Control Be Impossible in the Future?

Will Biological Control Be Impossible in the Future?
Forum article in the journal BioControl of the Commission on Biological Control and ABS.

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