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IOBC Newsletter 101,
June 2017
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BioControl

BioControl is the official journal of the International organisation for Biological Control (IOBC) (http://www.springer.com/life+sci/entomology/journal/10526).

BioControl - official journal of the International organisation for Biological Control (IOBC)BioControl presents original papers on basic and applied research in all aspects of biological control of invertebrate, vertebrate and weed pests, and plant diseases. Coverage includes biology and ecology of organisms for biological control, and aspects of use including biological controls for integrated pest management, such as plant resistance, pheromones and intercropping. Organisms covered include parasitoids, invertebrate and vertebrate predators of pest animals and plants, mites, plant and insect pathogens, nematodes, and weeds. The journal publishes interdisciplinary papers with a global perspective on the use of biological control in integrated pest management systems, and related developments in molecular biology and biotechnology that have direct relevance.
BioControl also publishes forum papers and invited reviews and Letters to the Editor.

The FIRST VIRTUAL ISSUE of the journal is now available! Virtual Issues are compiled in close collaboration with the Editor-in- Chief, Eric Wajnberg, as well as Associate Editors Patrick De Clercq and Arne Janssen, to focus on cutting-edge topics. They present key articles that have been published in the journal over the course of recent years. http://www.springer.com/life+sciences/entomology/journal/10526

Online submission at www.editorialmanager.com/bico

Some journal metrics

  • Impact Factor: 1.918 (2016)

  • Ranking: Ranked 14th out of 91 Entomology journals

  • No. of days from submission to first decision: 24 days

  • No. of days from acceptance to online first: 11 days

  • No. of full text downloads: 87,049

  • Journal Author Satisfaction (likelihood to publish again with Springer): 87%

 

IOBC Workshop on Biological Control,
11-15 October 2015
, Engelberg, Switzerland

The workshop brought together 19 participants from around the world to represent different aspects of biological control. The context of the workshop was to address a number of scientific, economic, social and cultural impediments to wider implementation of biological control worldwide. Read more...

Publications:

The impacts of some classical biological control successes, Cock M. et al., CAB Reviews 2015 10, No. 042The impacts of some classical biological control successes,
Cock M. et al.,
CAB Reviews 2015 10, No. 042
(pdf)

 

Trends in the classical biological control of insect pests by insects: an update of the BIOCAT database, 
Cock M. et al., BioControl DOI 10.1007/s10526-016-9726-3 Trends in the classical biological control of insect pests by insects: an update of the BIOCAT database,
Cock M. et al.,
BioControl
DOI 10.1007/s10526-016-9726-3


 

Books

The Use and Regulation of Microbial Pesticides in Representative Jurisdictions Worldwide

The Use andRegulation of Microbial Pesticides in Representative Jurisdictions Worldwide. Kabaluk, J. Todd, Mark. S. Goettel, Antonet M. Svircev, and Stephanie G. Woo (ed.). 2010. IOBC Global. 99pp.Kabaluk, J. Todd, Antonet M. Svircev, Mark. S. Goettel, and Stephanie G. Woo (ed.). 2010. IOBC Global. 99pp.

When there is potential for harm to human and environmental health from the introduction of a pest control product, regulatory procedures for pre-market assessment of safety are common in most countries. An effective regulatory framework provides protection from harm, while still facilitating the availability of useful products. It recognizes the needs of farmers, society, and the commercial interests of the pest control product proponents i.e. registrants. The latter are recognized by being provided clear communication of the terms of the regulatory system and the stepwise process of product registration, and by being charged reasonable costs for registration so products move seamlessly from the application for registration through to the market.

The presentation of the regulatory systems in the following chapters provides a means to compare and contrast the variety of approaches taken by selected jurisdictions (countries or groups of countries) in establishing a framework that offers protection from harm, while offering pest control products with utility for farmers, and their degree of success in doing so.

More information: Table of contents and link to download pdf

 

Quality Control and Production of Biological Control Agents

Quality Control and Production of Biological Control Agents: Theory and Testing ProceduresJ C van Lenteren (ed.), Department of Entomology, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

This book was written by many IOBC members and is the result of work done in global and wprs working groups on quality control of natural enemies. The use of biological control agents has been increasing worldwide and there are now many companies massproducing such organisms, particularly for the control of insect pests. However, there is a great need for quality control in the production and use of these natural enemies, which include insect parasitoids and predators, fungi and viruses. This book has been written by leading scientists to provide both background theory and practical guidance on this subject.

ISBN 0 85199 688 4, hardback, 327 pp., US $ 120.00, http://bookshop.cabi.org (some copies still available for reduced price at Joop.vanLenteren@wur.nl)

 

IOBC Internet Book of Biological Control – Version 6, February 2012

IOBC Internet Book of Biological Control – Version 5 January 2008. Editor: J.C. van LenterenEditor: J.C. van Lenteren


New in version 6
:

New Chapter: Evaluation and ranking of new natural enemies

New Chapter: Benefits and costs of biological control

New Chapter: Environmental risks and risk assessment of natural enemies

New Chapter: Mistakes and misunderstandings about biological control

Appendix 2: Glossary of terms related to biological control

Appendix 3: Guidelines for the export, shipment, import and release of biological control agents (ISPM 3, 2005)

Appendix 4: EPPO standard on import and release of natural enemies

Appendix 5: White list of natural enemies

Additions to Chapter 3 and 4

Aditions to Appendix 1: overview of national and regional biological control book

More information: Table of contents and link to download pdf

 

International organisation for Biological Control: History of the first 50 Years (1956-2006)

International organisation for Biological Control of Noxious Animals and Plants: History of the first 50 Years (1956-2006)Boller, E.F., J.C. van Lenteren and V. Delucchi (eds.), IOBC, Zürich, 287 pp.

The IOBC promotes the development of biological control and its application in integrated plant protection and production programmes. IOBC coordinates biological control activities worldwide in six Regional Sections and in Working Groups. This book describes the origin and development of the organisation, and summarizes its current actvities.

Download: Preface and table of contents (pdf)

The book can be ordered at Joop.vanLenteren@wur.nl (10 Euro / 15 US$ including shipment).

 

 

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