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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

Lecturer in Entomology

Open Position: Lecturer in Entomology, Lincoln University, New Zealand. Application deadline: 02.03.2020

Open Position: Lecturer in Entomology,
Lincoln University, New Zealand.
Deadline: 2nd March 2020.

Hurry up with your application!

Jop Opportunities in NZ

Logo Mannaki Whenua - Landcare Research, New Zealand

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.

Get more information / submit your application

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 2021 are now open. Deadline: 30th Nov. 2020.

Submit your idea for a training course.

Biocontrol Africa

Biocontrol Africa, 06.-08.04.2020, Marrakesh, Morocco

Biocontrol Africa,
06-08 April 2020,
Marrakesh, Morocco.

Exchange your experience, knowledge and expertise to commercially succeed in this market.

Register now.

ISCP

72nd International Symposium on Crop Protection (ISCP), 19.05.2020, Ghent, Belgium.

 


72nd International Symposium on Crop Protection (ISCP)
,
19 May 2020,
Ghent, Belgium.

The Symposium will focus on new developments in all aspects of crop protection.

More information.

Biopesticide Summit

Biopesticide Summit & Awards 2020, 19-20 May 2020, at the NEC, Birmingham, UK

 

Biopesticide Summit & Awards 2020,
19-20 May 2020,
at the NEC, Birmingham, UK.

The Summit is the annual meeting of the World BioProtection Forum.

Plan your participation.

Biopesticides Europe 2020

Biopesticides Europe 2020, 27-28 May 2020, Brussels, Belgium

 

Biopesticides Europe 2020,
27-28 May 2020,
Brussels, Belgium.

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.

Get further information.

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!

SIP 2020

Symposium on Insect-Plant Interactions (SIP), 26-30 July 2020, Leiden, The Netherlands

 

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.

Abstract submission is due by the 30th of April.

ABS 2020

ABS 2020, 6th International Conference on Agricultural and Biological Sciences, 23-26 August 2020, Tokyo, Japan.

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.

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PHAB 2020

Plant Health, Agriculture & Bioscience Conference (PHAB2020), 09.-11.09.2020, The Hague, Netherlands

 

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

ACPP 2020, Asian Conference on Plant Pathology: Importance and Impact of Global Plant Health, 15-18 September 2020, Tsukuba International Congress Center, Ibaraki, Japan

ACPP 2020, Asian Conference on Plant Pathology:
Importance and Impact of Global Plant Health,

15-18 September 2020,
Tsukuba International Congress Center, Ibaraki, Japan.

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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HPIS 2020

HPIS 2020, International Hemipteran-Plant Interactions Symposium, 02-04 December 2020, Melbourne, Australia.

 

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.

Safe the Date!

ICB2

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

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.

Plan Your Participation!

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, 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.

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IOBC-Global Newsletter

IOBC Global Newsletter, latest issue

Issue 106, December 2019

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

Plants Will Thrive #IYPH2020

Lovely song in honour of the International Year of Plant Health: Plants Will Thrive #IYPH2020

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.

IOBC-NTRS Newsletter

Latest news of the Global Working Group "Mass Rearing and Quality Assurance (MRQA)", December 2019

Issue 31, January 2020

IOBC MRQA News

Latest news of the Global Working Group "Mass Rearing and Quality Assurance (MRQA)", December 2019

Global Working Group "Mass Rearing and Quality Assurance (MRQA)", December 2019 (pdf)

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.

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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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