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.
Biopesticides Europe 2020,
27-28 May 2020,
This two day event will bring together key industry stakeholders, researchers and representatives from regulatory bodies to discuss current challenges and future opportunities.
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.
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 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.
ACPP 2020, Asian Conference on Plant Pathology:
Importance and Impact of Global Plant Health,
15-18 September 2020,
Tsukuba International Congress Center, Ibaraki, Japan.
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.
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.
06-08 April 2020, postponed to 28-30 September 2020,
Exchange your experience, knowledge and expertise to commercially succeed in this market.
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
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.
Second International Congress of Biological Control (ICBC2), 26-30 April 2021, Davos, Switzerland.
Call for session and panel topics. Deadline: 24.04.2020
72nd International Symposium on Crop Protection (ISCP),
19 May 2020, postponed to 18 May 2021,
The Symposium will focus on new developments in all aspects of crop protection.
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
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.
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.
Issue 106, December 2019
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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.
Issue 31, January 2020
Global Working Group "Mass Rearing and Quality Assurance (MRQA)", December 2019 (pdf)
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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Will Biological Control Be Impossible in the Future?
Forum article in the journal BioControl of the Commission on Biological Control and ABS.