International Organisation for Biological and Integrated Control

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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.

Latest News

New Bulletin: Integrated Control in Citrus Fruit Crops

Recently published: IOBC-WPRS Bulletin, Vol. 161, 2022
Working Group “Integrated Control in Citrus Fruit Crops”
Proceedings of the meeting at Nafplio (Greece), 04-06 April, 2022.

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IOBC-Global Newsletter Issue 112, January 2023

In this edition: Message from the President, IOBC needs your help, upcoming events, IOBC activities during ICE2022 in Helsinki, summary of IOBC-Global Working Group meetings 2022, and much more…

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Invitation to Publish in Special Issues

Consider to contribute a research/review article in the following special issues hosted by Pathogens and Journal of Fungi. Albeit, there is an article processing charge (APC) to publish in MDPI journals,

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Launch of the New Website

IOBC-WPRS is proud to launch the new website!
Check it out and help us to improve: Your feedback is very important as we strive to develop a website that is valuable to you!
@IOBC-WPRS Members: Please help us to finish the transfer process. Log in to the new website with your current Username (= your e-mail address) and create a new password.

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New Bulletin: Integrated Protection of Stored Products

Recently published: IOBC-WPRS Bulletin, Vol. 159, 2022
Working Group “Integrated Protection of Stored Products”
Preceedings of the 13th meeting at Barcelona (Spain), 03-06 October, 2022.

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IP & IPM: Practical Guidelines, accessible online (free)

The website section “Integrated Production, IP & IPM” including all the IP Practical Guidelines have been completely re-worked. The General Technical Guidelines, which were formerly described in a separate document,

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BioControl: Volume 67, Issue 5, October 2022

Recently published: BioControl, volume 67, issue 5, October 2022

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New Bulletin: Integrated Protection of Olive Crops

Recently published: IOBC-WPRS Bulletin, Vol. 158, 2022
Working Group “Integrated Protection of Olive Crops”
Proceedings of the 9th Meeting at Lisboa (Portugal) 26-29 October, 2021.

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New Bulletin: Integrated Control in Oilseed Crops

Recently published: IOBC-WPRS Bulletin, Vol. 157, 2022
Working Group “Integrated Control in Oilseed Crops”
Proceedings of the Online meeting May 17th-18th, 2022.

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Expert Groups

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

The scientific and technical activity of IOBC-WPRS is carried by Working Groups, Study Groups and Commissions.

Such expert groups are composed of scientists and other professional IOBC-WPRS members and coming from at least three different countries.

Upcoming Events

Meetings and Activities related to IOBC: Time-Table.

Logo GSB 2023: The 3rd Global Soil Biodiversity Conference, 13.-15.03.2023, Dublin, Ireland

GSB 2023: The 3rd Global Soil Biodiversity Conference

Date:

13 - 15 March 2023

Where:
Dublin, Ireland

Logo, ISBCW: XVI International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, 07-12 May 2023, Puerto Iguazú, Misiones, Argentina

ISBCW: XVI International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds

Date:

7 - 12 May 2023

Where:
Puerto Iguazú, Misiones, Argentina

Logo: ISCP, 74th International Symposium on Crop Protection, 23 May 2023, University of Gent, Belgium

ISCP, 74th International Symposium on Crop Protection

Date:

23 May 2023

Where:
Ghent, Belgium

Logo: Biopesticides Europe 2023, 6-7 June 2023, Brussels, Belgium

Biopesticides Europe 2023

Date:

6 - 7 June 2023

Where:
Brussels, Belgium

Logo: XVI Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Biological and Integrated Control of Plant Pathogens", 06-09 June 2023, Wageningen, The Netherlands

XVI Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS WG “Biological and Integrated Control of Plant Pathogens”

Date:

6 - 9 June 2023

Where:
Wageningen, The Netherlands

Logo: Plant Health 2023 – APS Annual Meeting, 12.-16.08.2023, Denver, Colorado, USA

Plant Health 2023 – APS Annual Meeting

Date:

12 - 16 August 2023

Where:
Denver, Colorado, USA

Logo ICPP 2023

ICPP2023: 12th International Congress on Plant Pathology

Date:

20 - 25 August 2023

Where:
Lyon, France

Logo: IOBC-WPRS Working Groups "Integrated Control in Protected Crops, Temperate Climate" and "Integrated Control in Protected Crops, Mediterranean Climate", 27-31 August 2023, Brest, France

IOBC-WPRS WGs “Integrated Control in Protected Crops, Temperate Climate” and “Integrated Control in Protected Crops, Mediterranean Climate”

Date:

27 - 31 August 2023

Where:
Brest, France

Logo, 8th meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group “Integrated Control of Plant-Feeding Mites”, 5 - 8 September 2023, Belgrade, Serbia

8th Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS WG “Integrated Control of Plant-Feeding Mites”

Date:

5 - 8 September 2023

Where:
Belgrade, Serbia

Logo: 5th meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group “Benefits and Risks of Exotic Biological Control Agents”, 11 - 14 September 2023, University of Aveiro, Portugal

5th Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS WG “Benefits and Risks of Exotic Biological Control Agents”

Date:

11 - 14 September 2023

Where:
University of Aveiro, Portugal

Logo: Third International Symposium on Carrot and other Apiaceae from 2nd to 5th October 2023 in York, UK

Third International Symposium on Carrot and other Apiaceae

Date:

2 - 5 October 2023

Where:
York, UK

Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS WG “Integrated Protection in Viticulture”

Date:

3 - 5 October 2023

Where:
Logroño, Spain

Logo, ECE 2023, XII European Congress of Entomology, 16.-20.10.2023, Cultural Conference Center of Heraklion, Create, Greece

ECE 2023, XII European Congress of Entomology

Date:

16 - 20 October 2023

Where:
Heraklion, Crete, Greece

ABIM logo: Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting, Congress Center, Basel, Switzerland

ABIM 2023, Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting

Date:

23 - 25 October 2023

Where:
Basel, Switzerland

Logo, Entomology 2023: Insects and Influence: Advancing Entomology's Impact on People and Policy, 05.-08.11.2023, National Harbor, Maryland, USA

Entomology 2023

Date:

5 - 8 November 2023

Where:
National Harbor, Maryland, USA

Logo: XX International Plant Protection Congress - Healthy Plants Support Human Welfare, 01.-05.07.2024, Athens, Greece

XX International Plant Protection Congress – Healthy Plants Support Human Welfare

Date:

1 - 5 July 2024

Where:
Athens, Greece

Logo: 27th International Congress of Entomology (ICE2024), 25-30 August 2024, Kyoto, Japan

XXVII International Congress of Entomology (ICE2024)

Date:

25 - 30 August 2024

Where:
Kyoto, Japan

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19th Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS WG “Microbial and Nematode Control of Invertebrate Pests”

Date:

8 - 11 September 2024

Where:
Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal

19th Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS WG “Integrated Control in Oilseed Crops (ICOC)”
& Clubroot Workshop

Date:

10 - 11 September 2024

Where:
Dresden, Germany

ABIM logo: Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting, Congress Center, Basel, Switzerland

ABIM 2024, Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting

Date:

21 - 23 October 2024

Where:
Basel, Switzerland

Deadlines

Event

Date

Location

Approaching Deadline(s)

Logo GSB 2023: The 3rd Global Soil Biodiversity Conference, 13.-15.03.2023, Dublin, Ireland

GSB 2023: The 3rd Global Soil Biodiversity Conference

13 - 15 March 2023

Dublin, Ireland

Abstract submission

06.01.2023

Logo: XVI Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Biological and Integrated Control of Plant Pathogens", 06-09 June 2023, Wageningen, The Netherlands

XVI Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS WG “Biological and Integrated Control of Plant Pathogens”

6 - 9 June 2023

Wageningen, The Netherlands

Early registration

06.01.2023


Submission of contributions: 06.02.2023

Logo: IOBC-WPRS Working Groups "Integrated Control in Protected Crops, Temperate Climate" and "Integrated Control in Protected Crops, Mediterranean Climate", 27-31 August 2023, Brest, France

IOBC-WPRS WGs “Integrated Control in Protected Crops, Temperate Climate” and “Integrated Control in Protected Crops, Mediterranean Climate”

27 - 31 August 2023

Brest, France

Abstract submission

10.01.2023


Full paper and extended abstract submission: 31.03.2023
Early bird registration: 06.06.2023

Logo: Third International Symposium on Carrot and other Apiaceae from 2nd to 5th October 2023 in York, UK

Third International Symposium on Carrot and other Apiaceae

2 - 5 October 2023

York, UK

Abstract submission

30.01.2023


Abstract modification: 15.03.2023
Full paper submission: 30.04.2023
Full paper modification: 30.06.2023

Logo: ISCP, 74th International Symposium on Crop Protection, 23 May 2023, University of Gent, Belgium

ISCP, 74th International Symposium on Crop Protection

23 May 2023

Ghent, Belgium

Abstract submission

31.01.2023


Early registration: 01.05.2023

Logo, ISBCW: XVI International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, 07-12 May 2023, Puerto Iguazú, Misiones, Argentina

ISBCW: XVI International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds

7 - 12 May 2023

Puerto Iguazú, Misiones, Argentina

Mid registration

31.01.2023


Deadline for abstract submission: 15.02.2023
Deadline for late registration: 07.05.2023

Logo ICPP 2023

ICPP2023: 12th International Congress on Plant Pathology

20 - 25 August 2023

Lyon, France

Abstract submission

15.02.2023


Early bird registration: 15.04.2023

Logo: 27th International Congress of Entomology (ICE2024), 25-30 August 2024, Kyoto, Japan

XXVII International Congress of Entomology (ICE2024)

25 - 30 August 2024

Kyoto, Japan

Call for Scientific Symposia

16.02.2023


Early bird registration: 01.02.-15.12.2023
Call for papers: 01.09.-15.12.2023

Logo, ECE 2023, XII European Congress of Entomology, 16.-20.10.2023, Cultural Conference Center of Heraklion, Create, Greece

ECE 2023, XII European Congress of Entomology

16 - 20 October 2023

Heraklion, Crete, Greece

Abstract submission

28.02.2023


Early registration: 29.05.2023

Logo, Entomology 2023: Insects and Influence: Advancing Entomology's Impact on People and Policy, 05.-08.11.2023, National Harbor, Maryland, USA

Entomology 2023

5 - 8 November 2023

National Harbor, Maryland, USA

Deadline for symposia and workshop submissions

01.03.2023

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