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)
IOBC-Global Executive Committee, Elections 2020:
Call for Nominations
Nominations are sought 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!
We would like to offer financial assistance to support participation of early-career practitioners/researchers in up to 3 training courses per year.
Deadline: 30th March 2019
9th International Workshop on Biological Control and Management of Eupatorieae and other Invasive Weeds,
19-22 March 2019, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
4th Biopesticides Europe Conference,
Successful Developments in Biopesticides Industry,
29-30 May 2019,
IOBC-Global Working Group Meeting:
14th International Symposium Ecology of Aphidophaga,
16-20 September 2019,
Montreal (Quebec) Canada
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.
Edited by Moshe Coll & Eric Wajnberg.
Reviewed by Geoff Gurr
The new Guide is intended to provide guidance to individuals/organizations planning to submit petitions for release of BCAs in Canada.
New training module: Preparation of a Petition for First-time Release of a Non-indigenous Entomophagous Biological Control Agent
Developed by the North American Plant Protection Organization (NAPPO) Biological Control Expert Group.
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 104, Dec 2018-Jan 2019
In this Edition
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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.