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IOBC Global Newsletter, latest issue     IOBC Global Newsletter, issue 108bis

Current Issues:

Issue 108 bis, March 2021 (pdf): 50th Anniversary of IOBC Global - 31 March 1971 - 2021

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

Contents:

  • Message from the President
  • 2nd Int Congress of Biological Control goes 100% virtual
  • ICE2020 postponed to 2022 and preparation of ICE2024 started
  • Upcoming events
  • Report of activities by the outgoing Secretary-General
  • Financial situation of IOBC Global during 2016-2020
  • BioControl, the Official Journal of IOBC
  • Obituary Robert F. Luck
  • New Books on Biological Control
  • Decision support tool biological control: BioProtection Portal
  • New Global WG on Biological control of insect pests of Solanaceous Crops (IOBC-BiCoSol)
  • Call for Biocontrol Training Initiatives and report of Three Days Bio-Control Training Course Pakistan
  • News from the six Regional Sections
  • News from the eleven IOBC Global Working/Study Groups
  • IOBC Global Executive Committee
  • Join IOBC

Download the Newsletter, Issue 108 (pdf) and enjoy reading!

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Newsletters of Regional Sections

 

BioControl

BioControl is the official journal of the International organisation for Biological Control (IOBC) (www.springer.com/life+sci/entomology/journal/10526) and presents original papers on basic and applied research in all aspects of biological control of invertebrate, vertebrate and weed pests, and plant diseases.

BioControl - official journal of the International organisation for Biological Control (IOBC)Over the years, it has established a leading role in publishing the finest and most exciting work on all aspects of biological control of invertebrate, vertebrate and weed pests, and plant diseases.

Coverage includes biology and ecology of organisms for biological control, and aspects of use including biological controls for integrated pest management, such as plant resistance, pheromones and intercropping. Papers presenting only laboratory trials on non-target effects of pesticides on natural enemies are not considered but papers dealing with the corresponding effects on community dynamics of natural enemies are welcomed. IOBC-WPRS individual and supporting members can subscribe to BioControl at substantially reduced cost. Institutional members have the subscription included in their membership fee.

Great reasons for publishing in BioControl:

  • Fast publications: 26 days from submission to first decision, 197 days from submission to acceptance
  • Impact Factor: 3.092 (2019), journal rank: top 10 (2019) in category of entomology
  • 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.863 (2019)

Online submission at www.editorialmanager.com/bico

 

IOBC Workshop on Biological Control,
11-15 October 2015
, Engelberg, Switzerland

The workshop brought together 19 participants from around the world to represent different aspects of biological control. The context of the workshop was to address a number of scientific, economic, social and cultural impediments to wider implementation of biological control worldwide. Read more...

Publications:

The impacts of some classical biological control successes, Cock M. et al., CAB Reviews 2015 10, No. 042The impacts of some classical biological control successes,
Cock M. et al.,
CAB Reviews 2015 10, No. 042
(pdf)

 

Trends in the classical biological control of insect pests by insects: an update of the BIOCAT database, Cock M. et al., BioControl DOI 10.1007/s10526-016-9726-3 Trends in the classical biological control of insect pests by insects: an update of the BIOCAT database,
Cock M. et al.,
BioControl
DOI 10.1007/s10526-016-9726-3


 

Books

 

Area-Wide Integrated Pest Management - Development and Field Application

Area-Wide Integrated Pest Management (Open Acess book)Edited by: Jorge Hendrichs, Rui Pereira, Marc J.B. Vreysen
1st Edition, first published 2020, eBook published 1 January 2021

Several IOBC members participated in writing chapters of this book.

Over 98% of sprayed insecticides and 95% of herbicides reach a destination other than their target species, including non-target species, air, water and soil. The extensive reliance on insecticide use reduces biodiversity, contributes to pollinator decline, destroys habitat, and threatens endangered species. This book offers a more effective application of the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach, on an area-wide (AW) or population-wide (AW-IPM) basis, which aims at the management of the total population of a pest, involving a coordinated effort over often larger areas. For major livestock pests, vectors of human diseases and pests of high-value crops with low pest tolerance, there are compelling economic reasons for participating in AW-IPM.

The book is essential reading for the academic and applied research community as well as national and regional government plant and human/animal health authorities with responsibility for protecting plant and human/animal health.

Open Access, eBook or Download: DOI, https://doi.org/10.1201/9781003169239

 

Biological Control in Latin America and the Caribbean: Its Rich History and Bright Future.

Biological Control in Latin America and the Caribbean: Cover page of the book.Edited by: Joop C. van Lenteren (Laboratory of Entomology, Wageningen University, The Netherlands), Vanda H.P. Bueno (Laboratory of Biological Control, Federal University of Lavras, Brazil), M. Gabriela Luna (Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina), and Yelitza C. Colmenarez (CABI Brazil, Botucatu, Brazil)

December 2019, 550 pages, ISBN 9781789242430

Written mainly by IOBC-NTRS authors.

The book summarizes the history of biocontrol in Latin America. Few publications provide historical detail and the records are, therefore, fragmented until now. By bringing information together in this book, a complete picture of important developments in biological control on this continent is provided. There are a wealth of text, tables and references about the history of projects, and which were successful and which failed. This will help plan future biocontrol projects. An overview is provided of the current situation in biocontrol for many countries, revealing an astonishing level of practical biocontrol applied in the region, making it the largest area under biocontrol worldwide. The final part describes new developments and speculates about the future of biocontrol in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Information about ordering the book: https://www.cabi.org/bookshop/book/9781789242430

 

Integrative Biological Control Ecostacking for Enhanced Ecosystem Services

Integrative Biological Control Ecostacking for Enhanced Ecosystem Services, April 2020Edited by: Yulin Gao, Heikki M. T. Hokkanen and Ingeborg Menzler-Hokkanen. April 2020, 248 pages, ISBN 978-3-030-44837-0

This book is the first to integrate biological control into a conceptual framework – ecostacking - uniting all aspects of biological control and ecosystem services. In 2018 the "First International Congress of Biological Control" was organised and held in Beijing, China. The chapters highlight some of the achievements presented at the congress, worldwide. Of particular significance are the numerous contributions by Chinese researchers illustrating the remarkable progress made on developing and adopting multiple biological control strategies over vast agricultural areas, largely replacing chemical pesticides for sustainable agricultural and horticultural production. In many parts of the world including Europe, fragmented research based on short-term funding has been unable to answer to the needs to develop sustainable long-term solutions to crop protection, while colleagues in China have been successful in implementing programs that exemplify the power of the ecostacking approach. Key contributions by European and US specialists combined with the expertise and experiences by the Chinese contributors comprise the building blocks for the integration of biological control approaches into the overall frame of ecostacking. This book will lead the way to a broader, integrated adoption of biological control techniques in sustainable pest, disease and weed management supporting also the functioning of other key ecosystem services.

Chapter 2 of this book is available open.

Information about ordering the book: https://www.springer.com/us/book/9783030448370

 

The Use and Regulation of Microbial Pesticides in Representative Jurisdictions Worldwide

The Use andRegulation of Microbial Pesticides in Representative Jurisdictions Worldwide. Kabaluk, J. Todd, Mark. S. Goettel, Antonet M. Svircev, and Stephanie G. Woo (ed.). 2010. IOBC Global. 99pp.Edited by: Kabaluk, J. Todd, Antonet M. Svircev, Mark. S. Goettel, and Stephanie G. Woo, 2010. IOBC Global. 99pp.

When there is potential for harm to human and environmental health from the introduction of a pest control product, regulatory procedures for pre-market assessment of safety are common in most countries. An effective regulatory framework provides protection from harm, while still facilitating the availability of useful products. It recognizes the needs of farmers, society, and the commercial interests of the pest control product proponents i.e. registrants. The latter are recognized by being provided clear communication of the terms of the regulatory system and the stepwise process of product registration, and by being charged reasonable costs for registration so products move seamlessly from the application for registration through to the market.

The presentation of the regulatory systems in the following chapters provides a means to compare and contrast the variety of approaches taken by selected jurisdictions (countries or groups of countries) in establishing a framework that offers protection from harm, while offering pest control products with utility for farmers, and their degree of success in doing so.

More information: Table of contents and link to download pdf

 

Quality Control and Production of Biological Control Agents

Quality Control and Production of Biological Control Agents: Theory and Testing ProceduresEdited by: Joop C. van Lenteren, Department of Entomology, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

This book was written by many IOBC members and is the result of work done in global and wprs working groups on quality control of natural enemies. The use of biological control agents has been increasing worldwide and there are now many companies massproducing such organisms, particularly for the control of insect pests. However, there is a great need for quality control in the production and use of these natural enemies, which include insect parasitoids and predators, fungi and viruses. This book has been written by leading scientists to provide both background theory and practical guidance on this subject.

ISBN 0 85199 688 4, hardback, 327 pp., US $ 120.00, https://bookshop.cabi.org (some copies still available for reduced price at Joop.vanLenteren@wur.nl)

 

IOBC Internet Book of Biological Control – Version 6, February 2012

IOBC Internet Book of Biological Control – Version 5 January 2008. Editor: J.C. van LenterenEditor: J.C. van Lenteren


New in version 6
:

New Chapter: Evaluation and ranking of new natural enemies

New Chapter: Benefits and costs of biological control

New Chapter: Environmental risks and risk assessment of natural enemies

New Chapter: Mistakes and misunderstandings about biological control

Appendix 2: Glossary of terms related to biological control

Appendix 3: Guidelines for the export, shipment, import and release of biological control agents (ISPM 3, 2005)

Appendix 4: EPPO standard on import and release of natural enemies

Appendix 5: White list of natural enemies

Additions to Chapter 3 and 4

Aditions to Appendix 1: overview of national and regional biological control book

More information: Table of contents and link to download pdf

 

International Organisation for Biological Control: History of the First 50 Years (1956-2006)

International organisation for Biological Control of Noxious Animals and Plants: History of the first 50 Years (1956-2006)Boller, E.F., J.C. van Lenteren and V. Delucchi (eds.), IOBC, Zürich, 287 pp.

The IOBC promotes the development of biological control and its application in integrated plant protection and production programmes. IOBC coordinates biological control activities worldwide in six Regional Sections and in Working Groups. This book describes the origin and development of the organisation, and summarizes its current actvities.

Download: IOBC, History of the First 50 Years (1956-2006) (pdf)

 

 

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