IOBC-WPRS is one of six Regional Sections
of the International Organisation for Biological Control.
IOBC was established in 1955 to promote environmentally
safe methods of pest and disease control in plant protection.

Members of WPRS are individual scientists, governmental, scientific or commercial organisations from 24 countries of Europe, Mediterranean region and the Middle East.

IOBC-WPRS encourages collaboration in promoting feasible and environmentally safe methods of pest and pathogen control.

IOBC-WPRS fosters research and practical application, organises meetings, symposia, offers training and information, especially of biological methods of control, but also of all methods, including chemicals, within an integrated pest management context. Major activities include development and standardisation of testing methods for effects of pesticides on beneficial species, pest and disease damage assessment, modelling in relation to pest and disease management, and the practical implementation of biological and integrated controls for pests and diseases of particular crops.


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.

From Cindy E. MORRIS, Senior Scientist / Research Director, INRAE:
"On the Idea-Board at the 2019 APS meeting in Cleveland, someone wrote that we need a song about plant health for the IYPH. That challenge spoke to me. I hope that you will enjoy the result - and that the amateur skills of the author do not outweigh the potential utility of this film as a communication tool for inspiring interest in plant health and pushing forward ecological ways to manage plant health.
Listen to the song: https://youtu.be/hG-9F4248rw"


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