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 for the positions of President, Vice President (two), Treasurer and Secretary General.
Deadline: 15th February 2020.
European Master degree in Plant Health in Sustainable Cropping Systems
Apply now for the Erasmus Mundus scholarship!
Deadline: 17th January 2020
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 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
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.
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 intended to run in 2021 are now open. Deadline: 30th November 2020.
Edited by Moshe Coll & Eric Wajnberg.
Reviewed by Geoff Gurr.
Issue 105, June 2019
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Biological Control in Latin America and the Caribbean, available early in 2020
Edited by Joop C. van Lenteren, Vanda H.P. Bueno, M. Gabriela Luna and Yelitza C. Colmenarez.
Will be available as hardcopy and as ebook early in 2020.
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 is on Twitter!
It's a clearinghouse for interesting information on biological control - feel free to follow it and post to it!
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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.