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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.


First International Congress of Biological Control (ICBC-1)

First International Congress of Biological Control (ICBC-1), "Interdisciplinary Biological Control", 14th-16th May 2018, Beijing, China.

 

The First International Congress of Biological Control (ICBC-1) will be held at Beijing Friendship Hotel and Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, May 14-16, 2018.

This congress, hosted jointly by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), the Chinese Society of Plant Protection (CSPP) and the International Organization for Biological Control (IOBC) will cover a wide range of biological control topics regarding insect pests, invasive weeds and plant diseases. The purpose of the conference is to strengthen communication and cooperation between researchers investigating biological control techniques of insect pests, invasive weeds and plant diseases, and to promote the global development of biological control technology and industry. The theme of this congress is: 'Biological Control for a Healthy Planet' with a sub-theme of 'Interdisciplinary Biological Control.'

For more information and registration see the Congress website.

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

 


Events and Latest News

Biopesticides Europe

Biopesticides Europe 2018, 06-07 June 2018, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Biopesticides Europe 2018, 06-07 June 2018, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

 

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Biopesticides N-America

Biopesticides North America 2018, 27-28 June 2018, Vancouver, Canada.

Biopesticides North America 2018, 27-28 June 2018, Vancouver, Canada.

 

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ECE 2018

ECE 2018, XI European Congress of Entomology, 02-06 July 2018, Naples, Italy.

ECE 2018, XI European Congress of Entomology, 02-06 July 2018, Naples, Italy.

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ISBCW 2018

ISBCW 2018 - XV
th International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, 26-31 August 2018, Engelberg, Switzerland

XVth International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, 26-31 Aug. 2018, Engelberg, Switzerland

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ICBC 2018

1st International Congress of Biological Control (ICBC 2018), 27-29 September 2018, Bengaluru, India.

1st International Conference on Biological Control: Approaches & Applications,
27-29 Sept. 2018, Bengaluru, India. Plan your participation!

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

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Training Workshop

Asia-Pacific Forest Invasive Species Network
Training Workshop
DEVELOPING SKILLS IN FOREST PROTECTION: AN INTEGRATED APPROACH
23 – 27 October 2018, Beijing, China

Asia-Pacific Forest Invasive Species Network

Training Workshop

DEVELOPING SKILLS IN FOREST PROTECTION: AN INTEGRATED APPROACH

23-27 October 2018,
Beijing, China

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XXVI ICE Congress 202

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.

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Book Review

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

Edited by Moshe Coll & Eric Wajnberg.

Reviewed by Geoff Gurr

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New Guide

Guide for the first-time importation and release of arthropod biological control agents in Canada

The new Guide is intended to provide guidance to individuals/organizations planning to submit petitions for release of BCAs in Canada.

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Training Module

A training module Preparation of a Petition for First-time Release of a Non-indigenous Entomophagous Biological Control Agent has been developed by the North American Plant Protection Organization (NAPPO) Biological Control Expert Group.

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.

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Plantwise

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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

IOBC Participation

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.

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.

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New Publication

Biological control using invertebrates and microorganisms: plenty of new opportunitiesJoop C. van Lenteren, Karel Bolckmans, Jürgen Köhl, Willem J. Ravensberg, Alberto Urbaneja, BioControl (2017).

Biological control using invertebrates and microorganisms: plenty of new opportunities,
van Lenteren, J.C., Bolckmans, K., Köhl, J. et al. (2017).

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IOBC-Global Newsletter

IOBC Global Newsletter, latest issue

First digital edition of the IOBC-Global Newsletter.

Issue 102, Dec. 2017

Twitter:
@IOBC-Global

Follow IOBC-Global on Twitter, @IOBC-Global

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!

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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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New IOBC-Global EXE

IOBC President

The IOBC-Global Executive Committee for the next four years (2016-2020) has been elected.

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