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.
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.
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)
Biopesticides Europe 2018, 06-07 June 2018, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Biopesticides North America 2018, 27-28 June 2018, Vancouver, Canada.
ECE 2018, XI European Congress of Entomology, 02-06 July 2018, Naples, Italy.
XVth International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, 26-31 Aug. 2018, Engelberg, Switzerland
1st International Conference on Biological Control: Approaches & Applications,
27-29 Sept. 2018, Bengaluru, India. Plan your participation!
IOBC-Global Working Group Meeting:
14th International Symposium Ecology of Aphidophaga,
16-20 September 2019,
Montreal (Quebec) Canada
Asia-Pacific Forest Invasive Species Network
DEVELOPING SKILLS IN FOREST PROTECTION: AN INTEGRATED APPROACH
23-27 October 2018,
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).
First digital edition of the IOBC-Global Newsletter.
Issue 102, Dec. 2017
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.
The IOBC-Global Executive Committee for the next four years (2016-2020) has been elected.