Study Group: Biological Control of Insect Pests of Solanaceous Crops (BiCoSol)


Yulin Goa (Institute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences),


In 2023, IOBC-BiCoSol mainly organized an international workshop and some field farmer schools for pest biocontrol.

  • International Workshop: Green Pest Control in Solanaceous Crops. From October 20 to 23, a three-day international workshop bringing together participants of IOBC-BiCoSol from China, Egypt, Pakistan, Germany, Kenya to discuss green pest management strategies in Solanaceous crops successfully concluded in Nanjing.
  • Farmer School: potato and tomato pest management. In August, a farmer school was orga-nized by IOBC-BiCoSol in Eshan county, Yun-nan province, China. The aim for this activity is to train the local farmers and agricultural ex-tension workers on the topic 'Biocontrol and integrative pest management for the potato and tomato insect pests'.

2024 Plan:
In 2024, IOBC-BiCoSol wiil organize a second international workshop in the real field of potato and tomato, and some field farmer schools for pest biocontrol.

  • Annual Meeting for the IOBC-BiCoSol Study Group. In March 2024, our working group will carry out an annual meeting in Beijing or Hangzhou, to discuss the following issues:

    a) membership, by encouraging the current group members to invite more international scientists to join this group;

    b) planning, to make plans for the activities in 2025, and in the next 3 years, and the blueprint for the next 5 and 10 years;

    c) technical extension, to exchange ideas on how to push forward the key activity of our group-biocontrol technology extension globally, in different countries;

    d) impact im-provement, to exchange ideas on preparing the flags, and citation of the group and how to present them in the science and extension activities by group members.

  • Organize an International Workshop for IOBC-BiCoSol: Solanaceous Crop Pest Biological Control and Green Development of Agriculture. In August 2024, IOBC-BiCoSol plans to organized an international workshop in Yuxi City, Yunnan province, China. The working group members, local farmers and agricultural extension workers will be invited to join this workshop. The workshop includes scientific reports, field visit, farmer school and discussions.



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