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)
Lecturer in Entomology,
Lincoln University, New Zealand.
Deadline: 2nd March 2020.
Weed Biocontrol Technicians in New Zealand
Mannaki Whenua - Landcare Research is looking for two enthusiastic technicians to assist with weed biocontrol projects offering a diverse range of activities including field and lab work.
Application deadline: 28th February 2020.
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.
06-08 April 2020,
Exchange your experience, knowledge and expertise to commercially succeed in this market.
72nd International Symposium on Crop Protection (ISCP),
19 May 2020,
The Symposium will focus on new developments in all aspects of crop protection.
Biopesticide Summit & Awards 2020,
19-20 May 2020,
at the NEC, Birmingham, UK.
The Summit is the annual meeting of the World BioProtection Forum.
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 within the industry.
XXVI ICE Congress 2020, International Congress of Entomology, 19-24 July 2020, Helsinki, Finland.
& IOBC-Global General Assembly
Symposium on Insect-Plant Interactions (SIP), 26-30 July 2020, Leiden, The Netherlands
The SIP 2020 will address the latest developments in research on the relationships between plants, insects and associated microorganisms, from physiological mechanisms to ecological and evolutionary processes.
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 September 2020,
The Hague, the Netherlands.
Build valuable connections where the plant-health ecosystem comes together. 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.
ACPP 2020, Asian Conference on Plant Pathology:
Importance and Impact of Global Plant Health,
15-18 September 2020,
Tsukuba International Congress Center, Ibaraki, Japan.
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.
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 (ICB2), 26-30 April 2021, Davos, Switzerland.
This congress is unique in serving as a meeting point for scientists and practitioners that are working on a wide breadth of biological control targets including insect pests, plant and animal diseases, weeds and invasive vertebrates.
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.