Events related to IOBC-Global


19-23 March 2018:
Biocontrol Africa and 2018 New Ag Conference & Exhibition, Nairobi, Kenya

19-23 March 2018:
Biocontrol Africa and 2018 New Ag Conference & Exhibition, Nairobi, Kenya

New Ag International will host in Kenya, from Monday 19 - Friday 23rd March 2018, two international conferences covering the world of High Tech Agriculture, covering in depth:

  • Biological Control
  • Speciality Plant Nutrition
  • Irrigation and Fertigation
  • Greenhouse Technology
  • Precision Agriculture
  • Biostimulants and Biofertilizers

The conferences will feature speakers from academic, government and industry circles, whose aim will be to promote products and technologies that fit African conditions.

Presenters will speak about the currently available solutions, as well as sustainable and precise agriculture. These innovative solutions could also help Africa to advance quickly, building capability from scratch right now, on logistics, infrastructure, government support, knowledge transfer and trading platform, etc.

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

First International Congress of Biological Control (ICBC-1), 14-16 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.'

Congress Topics:

  • Integration of the various classes of biological control
  • Biological control of plant diseases, insect pests and weeds
  • Biological control as means of preserving biodiversity
  • Risk assessment and biosafety for biological control
  • Industrial policy and market development of biological control
  • Socio-economic impacts and capacity building for biological control
  • Current status and uptake of biological control in the Belt and Road conttries

More information: Poster (jpg)

Congress Website:



26-31 August 2018:
ISBCW 2018 - XVth International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds

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

Sessions will be held on:

  • Target and agent selection
  • Novel methods to determine efficacy and environmental safety of agents
  • Making classical biological control more predictive: moving from ecological to evolutionary processes
  • Regulations for agent release and access to genetic resources
  • Post-release monitoring and evaluation
  • Social and economic assessments of biological control
  • Integrated Weed Management and restoration
  • Opportunities and constraints for classical weed biocontrol in developing countries
  • Opportunities and constraints for classical weed biocontrol in developed countries
  • Bioherbicides

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27-29 September 2018

1st International Conference on Biological Control: Approaches and Applications (ICBC 2018)

Bengaluru, India

1st International Congress of Biological Control (ICBC 2018), 27-29 September 2018, Bengaluru, India. Conference Theme:
Biological Control: Approaches and Applications

Globally, up to 30% of agricultural yields are affected by pests and diseases despite intensive chemical pesticide use. Biological control of insect pests and diseases is one of the major ecosystem services provided to agriculture worldwide. Natural enemies such as predators, parasitoids and pathogens play a major role in limiting damage caused by nature and exotic pests. The main theme of the conference is to address issues related to various biological control approaches in the context of biodiversity, increased chemical pesticide pressure and climate change. The emphasis would also be on the challenges faced by researchers, farmers and other stakeholders in implementing biological control programs. The conference would include keynote addresses, plenary and oral presentations and poster sessions.

The conference would cover the following Sub Themes related to Biological Control

  • Biodiversity and Biosecurity
  • Conservation Strategies
  • Biotechnological Approaches in Biocontrol
  • Production and Utilization of Macrobials for Insect Pest Management
  • Production and Utilization of Microbials for Insect Pest and Disease Management
  • Biological Control Compatible Approaches
  • Biological Control of Invasive Pests and Weeds
  • Biological Control: Industrial Perspective and Policy Issues
  • IOBC-Global Parthenium Working Group Workshop
  • IOBC-Global Tuta absoluta Working Group Workshop

More information: First Announcement (pdf), Second Announcement (pdf)



16-20 September 2019:

IOBC-Global Working Group Meeting:

14th International Symposium Ecology of Aphidophaga,

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

The purpose of Ecology of Aphidophaga conferences is to provide an international forum for the presentation and discussion of research on the biology, ecology and behaviour of organisms contributing to mortality of aphids (Hemiptera: Aphididae). Acceptable topics include the following:

  • Life cycle, voltinism and diapause
  • Food relations (including non-aphid food of aphidophaga)
  • Behaviour
  • Systematics and morphology
  • Phylogeny
  • Population dynamics
  • Modelling
  • Distribution and seasonal adaptation
  • Parasitoids and pathogens of aphidophaga
  • Parasitoids and pathogens of aphids
  • Tritrophic interactions
  • Intraguild interactions
  • Invasive aphidophaga
  • Chemical ecology
  • Integrated pest management
  • Climatic changes


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