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International Organisation for Biological Control (IOBC)
Organisation Internationale de Lutte Biologique (OILB)

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.


IOBC Regional Sections and Working Groups

 

Regional Sections

IOBC: Regional Sections

APRS

 

Asia and the Pacific Regional Section (India, South-East Asia, Japan and Australia)

ATRS

 

African Tropical Regional Section (African countries south of the Sahara)

EPRS

 

East Palearctic Regional Section (Eastern Europe)

NRS

 

Nearctic Regional Section (North America)

NTRS

 

Neotropical Regional Section (Latin-American countries)

WPRS

 

West Palearctic Regional Section (Europe, Mediterranean Region, Near- and Middle East)

APRS WPRS ATRS EPRS NTRS NRS

 

Latest News and Events

Call for Nominations

Elections for the next IOBC-Global Executive Committee will be held prior to the next General Assembly (July 2020).
Nominations are now sought for the positions of President, Vice President (two), Treasurer and Secretary General.

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.

More information about the nomination procedure

PlantHealth MASTER

PlantHealth MASTER: 
European Master degree in Plant Health in Sustainable Cropping Systems

European Master degree in Plant Health in Sustainable Cropping Systems

Apply now for the Erasmus Mundus scholarship!
Deadline: 17th January 2020

Plantwise

Logo Plantwise

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.

 

 

Read more about the IOBC Green & Yellow List approach

IEIC6

6th International Entomophagous Insects Conference, 09-13 September 2019, Perugia, Italy

6th International Entomophagous Insects Conference,
9-13 of September 2019,
Perugia, Italy.

  • Abstract submission: 05.05.2019
  • Early bird registration: 05.05.2019

Register now.

Ecology of Aphidophaga

14th International Symposium Ecology of Aphidophaga, 16-20 September 2019, Montreal (Quebec) Canada

IOBC-Global Working Group Meeting:

14th International Symposium Ecology of Aphidophaga,
16-20 September 2019,
Montreal (Quebec) Canada.

 

Mark Your Calendars!

Biopesticides Conference

Biopesticides North America 2019, 2nd Biopesticides North America 2019 Conference, 09-10 October 2019, Orlando, FL, USA.

 

Biopesticides North America 2019
2nd Biopesticides North America Conference,
9-10 October 2019,
Orlando, FL, USA.

 

Plan your participation.

IPPC2019

 

XIX International Plant Protection Congress (IPPC2019), 10.-14.11.2019, Hyderabad, India.

 

 

XIX International Plant Protection Congress (IPPC2019):
"Crop Protection to Outsmart Climate Change for Food Security & Environmental Conservation",

10-14 November 2019, Hyderabad, India.

 

Further information

Plant Protection Congress

VIII Congress on Plant Protection: "Integrated Plant Protection for Sustainable Crop Production and Forestry", 25-29 November 2019, Zlatibor, Serbia

 

VIII Congress on Plant Protection: "Integrated Plant Protection for Sustainable Crop Production and Forestry", 25-29 Nov. 2019, Zlatibor, Serbia.

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XXVI ICE Congress 2020

XXVI ICE Congress 2020, International Congress of Entomology, 19-24 July 2020, Helsinki, Finland.

XXVI ICE Congress 2020, International Congress of Entomology, 19-24 July 2020, Helsinki, Finland.
& IOBC-Global General Assembly

Mark Your Calendars!

Organic World Congress

20th Organic World Congress (OWC), 21-27 September 2020, Rennes, France.

 

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.

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Call for Trainings 2021

Keen to organise a practical training courses in biological control? IOBC-Global is keen to assist!

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.

Submit your idea for a training course!

Book Review

Book review: Environmental pest management: Challenges for agronomists, ecologists, economists and policymakers

Edited by Moshe Coll & Eric Wajnberg.
Reviewed by Geoff Gurr.

Read the book review...

IOBC-Global Newsletter

IOBC Global Newsletter, latest issue

Issue 105, June 2019

Send your newsletter contributions, ideas, comments to secretary-general@iobc-global.org

Book Announcement

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.

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.

More Information

IOBC History Book

IOBC: History of the First 50 Years (1956-2006).

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.

Download PDF

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Writing Partnership

Writing Partnership: Non-native English speakers sometimes need help in preparing scientific articles for publication in English language journals.

Non-native English speakers sometimes need help in preparing scientific articles for publication in English language journals.

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Forum article in BioControl

Forum article in BioControl: Will Biological Control Be Impossible in the Future?

Will Biological Control Be Impossible in the Future?
Forum article in the journal BioControl of the Commission on Biological Control and ABS.

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