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)
Webinar Series on interaction between pollination and biological control
April and May 2019
Anyone can join!
Don't miss the webinar contribution of our IOBC-Global President on 2nd May.
Program & Information (pdf)
IOBC-Global Executive Committee, Elections 2020:
Call for Nominations for the positions of President, Vice President (two), Treasurer and Secretary General.
Deadline: 15th February 2020.
Keen to organise a practical training course in biological control?
IOBC-Global is keen to assist!
Deadline: 30th November 2019.
Biopesticide Summit 2019,
2-3 July 2019,
Swansea University, Swansea, UK.
4th International Symposium on Biological Control of Bacterial Plant Diseases,
09-11 July 2019,
Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie e Forestali (DAFNE),
Università della Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy.
6th International Entomophagous Insects Conference,
9-13 of September 2019,
IOBC-Global Working Group Meeting:
14th International Symposium Ecology of Aphidophaga,
16-20 September 2019,
Montreal (Quebec) Canada.
Biopesticides North America 2019
2nd Biopesticides North America Conference,
9-10 October 2019,
Orlando, FL, USA.
XIX International Plant Protection Congress (IPPC2019):
"Crop Protection to Outsmart Climate Change for Food Security & Environmental Conservation",
10-14 November 2019, Hyderabad, India.
VIII Congress on Plant Protection: "Integrated Plant Protection for Sustainable Crop Production and Forestry", 25-29 Nov. 2019, Zlatibor, Serbia.
XXVI ICE Congress 2020, International Congress of Entomology, 19-24 July 2020, Helsinki, Finland.
& IOBC-Global General Assembly
Edited by Moshe Coll & Eric Wajnberg.
Reviewed by Geoff Gurr
The IOBC Green & Yellow List approach goes global with Plantwise. Over 500 green and yellow lists have been developed in Plantwise countries and are published on the free online Knowledge Bank.
6th China International Forum on Development of Bio-Control Technology, Shanghai:
Goerge Heimpel and Barbara Barratt attended this meeting which was part of the China International Agrochemical Conference Week 2017.
Biological control using invertebrates and microorganisms: plenty of new opportunities,
van Lenteren, J.C., Bolckmans, K., Köhl, J. et al. (2017).
Issue 105, June 2019
Highlights in this edition:
Newsletter contributions, ideas, comments: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Attention Twitter Users:
IOBC-Global now has a Twitter account!
It's a clearinghouse for interesting information on biological control - feel free to follow it and post to it!
Non-native English speakers sometimes need help in preparing scientific articles for publication in English language journals.
Will Biological Control Be Impossible in the Future?
Forum article in the journal BioControl of the Commission on Biological Control and ABS.