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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

50th Anniversary

Let's celebrate!On March 31, 1971, IOBC-Global was established. (Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay.)


IOBC-Global Celebrates the 50th Anniversary

On March 31, 1971, IOBC-Global was established in Rome at FAO headquarters as a worldwide organisation representing biological control.

Read the Eyewitness Report by Ernst Boller and more about the 50th Anniversary of IOBC-Global: IOBC-Global Newsletter Issue 108-BIS, March 2021 (pdf)

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 2022 are now open. Deadline: 30th Nov. 2021. Successful proposals will be notified by 15th Feb. 2022.

 

Submit your applications now!

BioControl

BioControl, latest issue

BioControl - New Issue

Journal of the International Organization for Biological Control

Latest Issue:
Volume 66, Issue 3, June 2021

Table of Contents

SIP 2021

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

 

Symposium on Insect-Plant Interactions (SIP),
25-30 July 2021 (online),
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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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 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 discuss the latest ideas on induced resistance.

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Organic World Congress

20th Organic World Congress (OWC), 6-10 September 2021, Rennes, France.

20th Organic World Congress (OWC),
06-10 Sept. 2021
(postponed, original dates 21-27 Sept. 2020),
Rennes, France.

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.

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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,
21-23 Sept. 2021 (postponed, original dates 23-25 March 2020),
Windhoek, Namibia

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

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PHAB 2020

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

 

 

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.

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Entomology 2021

Entomology 2021, 
31.10. - 03.11.2021,
Denver, CO, USA.

Entomology 2021,
31 October - 03 November 2021 (hybrid meeting, in-person and virtual presentations),
Denver, CO, USA.

Annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America (ESA), meeting theme, Adapt. Advance. Transform. Organizers are encouraged to propose timely, thought-provoking, and appealing sessions that are inclusive and display the diversity of entomological science and incorporate the meeting theme.

Stay Tuned.

OrgHort2020

ISHS III International Organic Fruit Symposium and I International Organic Vegetable Symposium jointly with VIII International Conference on Landscape and Urban Horticulture, 14.-17.12.2021, Catania, Italy

III International Organic Fruit Symposium and I International Organic Vegetable Symposium jointly with VIII International Conference on Landscape and Urban Horticulture,
14-17 Dec. 2021, Catania, Italy

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26th ICE Congress 2022

26th ICE Congress 2020, International Congress of Entomology, 18-23 July 2022, Helsinki, Finland.

26th ICE Congress 2022, International Congress of Entomology,
18-23 July 2022 (postponed due to COVID-19, original dates 19-24 July 2020),
Helsinki, Finland.

Mark Your Calendars!

IOBC-MRQA WG

15th Workshop of the IOBC – MRQA Working Group: Delivering on the Increasing Demand for High Quality Invertebrates, 05-09 September 2022, Bologna, Italy

15th Workshop of the IOBC–MRQA Working Group:
Delivering on the Increasing Demand for High Quality Invertebrates,
05-09 September 2022,
Bologna, Italy.


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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,
Dec. 2022 (postponed, exact date will be communicated later, original dates 02-04 Dec. 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.

Stay tuned!

27th ICE Congress 2024

26th ICE Congress 2020, International Congress of Entomology, 18-23 July 2022, Helsinki, Finland.

27th ICE Congress 2024, International Congress of Entomology,
25-30 August 2024
Kyoto, Japan.

Safe the Date!

 

Book Announcement

Book Announcement - Open Access: Area-Wide Integrated Pest Management, Development and Field Application (2020): Cover page of the book.

Area-Wide Integrated Pest Management
Development and Field Application
Edited ByJorge Hendrichs, Rui Pereira, Marc J.B. Vreysen
1st Edition, first published 2020, eBook published 1 January 2021

Open Access!

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IOBC-Global Newsletter

IOBC Global Newsletter, latest issue

Issue 108, December - January 2020-2021 (pdf)

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

Book Announcement

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

Book "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.

Ordering information

BioControl

BioControl - official journal of the International organisation for Biological Control (IOBC)

Impressive improvement of impact factor 2019: 3.092 (up from 2.191), now in the top 10 of all journals in entomology!

Congratulations to our Editor in Chief Eric Wajnberg and the wonderful Editorial Team. And thank you, all of the authors and contributors.

Publish your next paper in BioControl!
Working on a manuscript right now? We encourage you to consider publishing in BioControl.
Have an idea for a Special Issue? We are open to suggestions for special issues!

Online submission at https://www.editorialmanager.com/bico

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

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