IOBC-WPRS Bulletin, Vol. 135, 2018

Working Groups "Induced Resistance in Plants Against Insects and Diseases" and "Multitrophic Interactions in Soil"
Proceedings of the meeting "Ecological perspectives of induced resistance in plants and multitrophic interactions in soil", at Riva del Garda, Trentino, Italy, 18-20 October 2017.
Edited by: Michele Perazzolli, Gerardo Puopolo, Ilaria Pertot, Corné Pieterse, Brigitte Mauch-Mani, Annegret Schmitt, Victor Flors.
ISBN 978-92-9067-320-0 [XVIII + 170 pp]

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Obituary for Don Griffiths

It is with great sadness that we have to report the death of a great and innovative acarologist, Donald Alister Griffiths. Don died at the age of 91 on 6th July 2018 after a short illness.
He pioneered off-plant mite rearing for release in biological control and conceived the idea of the mite sachets which are now the industry standard.

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Recently Published: PAN Europe Activity Report 2017

This Annual Report details the work of PAN Europe in 2017 in all activity areas. It also provides a brief overview of the actions for 2018 and 2019. Contents:

  • Who we are & what we do
  • Ensuring rigorous implementation
  • PAN Europe's history & action on the sustainable use directive
  • Agriculture
  • Stop glyphosate
  • Pesticide free towns
  • Save the bees
  • Endocrine disrupting chemicals
  • Court cases
  • PAN Europe's outreach
  • Vat & pesticide taxation
  • Voices of pesticides
  • PAN Europe's work outlook 2018–2019
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BioControl - New Issue

BioControl, Volume 63, Issue 4, August 2018 is now available!
ISSN: 1386-6141 (Print) 1573-8248 (Online)

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IOBC-Global Newsletter Issue 103, June 2018

In this Edition

  • President's Column
  • Focus on IOBC Young Scientist Award Winners
  • More from the Congress
  • Feature: Biological Control of the Pearl Millet Head Miner:
    A Student in Niger Receives A Major Award
  • Working Group Reports
  • BioControl News
  • Training Opportunities
  • Upcoming Events
  • Regional Sections Contacts
  • Global Working Groups Contacts

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IBMA Biocontrol Survey Report

David Cary, the Executive Director of IBMA, presented the IBMA Biocontrol Survey Report on 19th June 2018 in the OECD Working Group on Pesticides Biopesticides Sub Group, confirming that the biocontrol business is growing, thanks to a large majority of dynamic and innovative SMEs and dedicated biocontrol companies as well as change-orientated multinationals.

Read more, download: IBMA Biocontrol Survey Report 2013-2015 (pdf)

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IBMA Newsletter - Spring 2018

President's Address

  • The low risk dossier
  • IBMA Internal meetings
  • BioControl Events
  • IBMA-EBIC collaboration
  • Future of IBMA governance

Executive Director's Address

  • Copa and Cogeca / IBMA Roadmap
  • Minor Use Meetings
  • ECPA Regulatory Meeting
  • SUD Symposium
  • IBMA Members Survey
  • ABIM

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IOBC-WPRS Convenors: Important Update!

The Convenor's Handbook has been updated on 6 April 2018. The handbook is intended to serve as an information manual and guideline for all Working and Study Group Convenors with regard to their responsibilities, e.g.

  • Financial resouces
  • Administrative duties
  • Organisation of WG meetings and publication of IOBC-WPRS Bulletins

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(restricted access, for IOBC-WPRS Council Members and Convenors only,

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Make a Difference: Support IOBC-WPRS and Donate

Help students and young researchers from all over the world to join the IOBC workshops.
Your financial support is highly appreciated and helps us to continue in our mission.

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The World of Organic Agriculture 2018

The 2018 edition of "The World of Organic Agriculture" has been lauchched on February 14, 2018 at BIOFACH in Nürnberg, Germany.
A booming organic sector: more farmers, more land and a growing market. 57.8 million hectares of organic agricultural land – the organic market grows to almost 90 billion US Dollars.

Read press release from FiBL; download 2018 edition of "The World of Organic Argriculture" (book, infographics and data table)

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