International Organisation for Biological and Integrated Control

West Palaearctic Regional Section

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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

Integrated Protection in Viticulture

Recently published: IOBC-WPRS Bulletin, Vol. 171, 2024
Proceedings of the Meeting at Logroño, La Rioja (Spain), 03-05 October, 2023.

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IOBC-Global General Assembly, 24 June 2024 in San José, Costa Rica

The General Assembly of the IOBC will be held on Monday, 24th June from 10 h, just prior to the start of the congress. Get the news about the election of the new Executive Committee at first hand and attend meeting. Registration is still possible!

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BioControl: Volume 69, Issue 3, June 2024

A new issue is now available online. Have a look at the table of contents!

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ANEPPB, Issue 91, April 2024

Recently published:
Arab & Near East Plant Protection Bulletin (ANEPPB), Issue 91, April 2024

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Call for Papers: Special Issue on Pre-Emptive Biological Control

Call for papers, open access journal Biological Control:
Gonzalo Avila with assistance from Kim Hoelmer, Tim Haye and Barbara BarrattI are inviting contributions to a special issue on “Pre-emptive biological control: a novel approach to increase preparedness for potential biosecurity threats”.
Manuscript submission deadline: 30th August 2024

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Landscape Management for Functional Biodiversity

Recently published: IOBC-WPRS Bulletin, Vol. 170, 2024
Preceedings of the 10th Meeting at Pisa (Italy), 20-22 March, 2024.

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Integrated Control of Plant-Feeding Mites

Recently published: IOBC-WPRS Bulletin, Vol. 169, 2024
Proceedings of the 8th Meeting at Belgrade (Serbia), 04–07 September, 2023.

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IOBC-Global Newsletter Issue 114, December 2023

In this edition: Message from the President, Upcoming event: ICBC3, IOBC needs your help, Nominees for Executive Committee 2025-2028
IOBC needs your help, news from our IOBC Regional Sections, Biocontrol related events, and much more…

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Council-Convenor Meeting, 07.-09.11.2023, Ghent, Belgium

The convenors presented the activities of their Commission, Working Group or Study Group.
The activity reports are summarised in a PDF, which is available in the Convenors Member Area of the website.

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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.

Plant BioProTech & IOBC-IR, 17-20 June 2024, Castelló de la Plana, Spain. Joint meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Induced Resistance in Plants Against Insects and Diseases" and Plant BioProTech: The path to a more sustainable agriculture.

Plant BioProTech & IOBC-IR

Date:

17 - 20 June 2024

Where:
Castelló de la Plana, Spain

IOBC-Global General Assembly 2024, logo

IOBC-Global General Assembly

Date:

24 June 2024

Where:
San José, Costa Rica

Third International Congress of Biological Control (ICBC3), 24.-27.06.2024, San José, Costa Rica

Third International Congress of Biological Control (ICBC3)

Date:

24 - 27 June 2024

Where:
San José, Costa Rica

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

ICPPB & Biocontrol 2024

Date:

7 - 12 July 2024

Where:
Blacksburg, Virginia, USA

Plant Health 2024, The American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting, July 27-31, 2024 in Memphis Tennessee

Plant Health 2024 

Date:

27 - 31 July 2024

Where:
Memphis, Tennessee, USA

SIP 2024 Logo

SIP 2024, International Congress on Invertebrate Pathology and Microbial Control and 56th Annual Meeting of the Society for Invertebrate Pathology

Date:

28 July - 1 August 2024

Where:
Vienna, Austria

Asian Conference on Plant Pathology 2024 (ACPP 2024), August 3 to 7, 2024, Changchun, Jilin Province, China: Conference logo

Asian Conference on Plant Pathology (ACPP 2024)

Date:

3 - 7 August 2024

Where:
Changchun, Jilin Province, China

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

Plant Pathology 2024 (PPATH2024)

Date:

11 September - 13 March 2026

Where:
University of Oxford, UK

Joint Meeting of IOBC-WPRS WGs "Integrated Protection of Soft and Stone Fruits", 15-18 September 2024, Warsaw, Poland

Joint Meeting of IOBC-WPRS WGs “Integrated Protection of Soft and Stone Fruits” 

Date:

15 - 18 September 2024

Where:
Warsaw, Poland

IPSP 2024, 14th Conference of the IOBC-WPRS WG “Integrated Protection of Stored Products (IPSP)”, 16-20 September 2024, Novi Sad, Serbia: Conference logo.

14th Conference of the IOBC-WPRS WG “Integrated Protection of Stored Products” (IPSP2024)

Date:

16 - 20 September 2024

Where:
Novi Sad, Serbia

OrgHort 2024 Logo: IV International Organic Fruit Symposium and II International Organic Vegetable Symposium 17-20 September 2024, Warsaw, Poland

IV International Organic Fruit Symposium and II International Organic Vegetable Symposium (OrgHort 2024)

Date:

17 - 20 September 2024

Where:
Warsaw, Poland

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

ABIM 2024, Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting

Date:

21 - 23 October 2024

Where:
Basel, Switzerland

9th International Entomopathogens and Microbial Control Congress (EMC 24), 28-31 October 2024, Trabzon, Turkey: Meeting logo

9th International Entomopathogens and Microbial Control Congress (EMC 24)

Date:

28 - 31 October 2024

Where:
Trabzon, Turkey

10th Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS WG Integrated Protection of Olive Crops, 11th to 14th November 2024, Baeza (Spain): Meeting logo

10th Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS WG “Integrated Protection of Olive Crops”

Date:

11 - 14 November 2024

Where:
Baeza, Spain

IX Congress on Plant Protection

Date:

25 - 28 November 2024

Where:
Zlatibor, Serbia

9th International Weed Science Congress (IWSC24)

Date:

1 - 5 December 2024

Where:
Jerusalem, Israel

XVII Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Biological and Integrated Control of Plant Pathogens", 11-14 June 2025, Torino, Italy: Logo

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

Date:

11 - 14 June 2025

Where:
Torino, Italy

EWRS 2025, 20th European Weed Research Society Symposium, 1-4 July 2025, Lleida, Spain: Logo

20th European Weed Research Society Symposium (EWRS 2025)

Date:

1 - 4 July 2025

Where:
Lleida, Spain

Plant Health 2024, The American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting, July 27-31, 2024 in Memphis Tennessee

Plant Health 2025

Date:

2 - 5 August 2025

Where:
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

16th IOBC-WPRS Working Group Meeting “Integrated Control in Protected Crops, Mediterranean Climate”, 2-5 September 2025, Podgorica, Montenegro: Logo

16th Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS WG “Integrated Control in Protected Crops, Mediterranean Climate”

Date:

2 - 5 September 2025

Where:
Podgorica, Montenegro

XVII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, 8 – 13 March 2026, Rotorua, Aotearoa New Zealand: Logo with text

XVII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds

Date:

8 - 13 March 2026

Where:
Rotorua, Aotearoa New Zealand

ICPP, 13th International Congress of Plant Pathology, 19 - 25 August 2028, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

13th International Congress of Plant Pathology (ICPP2028)

Date:

18 - 26 August 2028

Where:
Queensland, Australia

Deadlines

Event

Date

Location

Approaching Deadline(s)

9th International Weed Science Congress (IWSC24)

1 - 5 December 2024

Jerusalem, Israel

Abstract submission

10.06.2024


Early registration 02.09.2024

IPSP 2024, 14th Conference of the IOBC-WPRS WG “Integrated Protection of Stored Products (IPSP)”, 16-20 September 2024, Novi Sad, Serbia: Conference logo.

14th Conference of the IOBC-WPRS WG “Integrated Protection of Stored Products” (IPSP2024)

16 - 20 September 2024

Novi Sad, Serbia

Early bird registration

15.06.2024


Regular registration: 13.09.2024

ICPPB & Biocontrol 2024

7 - 12 July 2024

Blacksburg, Virginia, USA

Registration

15.06.2024

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

10 - 11 September 2024

Dresden, Germany

Submission of full papers

15.06.2024

OrgHort 2024 Logo: IV International Organic Fruit Symposium and II International Organic Vegetable Symposium 17-20 September 2024, Warsaw, Poland

IV International Organic Fruit Symposium and II International Organic Vegetable Symposium (OrgHort 2024)

17 - 20 September 2024

Warsaw, Poland

Regular registration and payment

30.06.2024


Late registration and payment (only participants without presentation) 30.08.2024

Joint Meeting of IOBC-WPRS WGs "Integrated Protection of Soft and Stone Fruits", 15-18 September 2024, Warsaw, Poland

Joint Meeting of IOBC-WPRS WGs “Integrated Protection of Soft and Stone Fruits” 

15 - 18 September 2024

Warsaw, Poland

Submission of extended abstracts / full papers

30.06.2024

IX Congress on Plant Protection

25 - 28 November 2024

Zlatibor, Serbia

Abstract submission and early registration

30.06.2024


Full paper submission 31.12.2024

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

8 - 11 September 2024

Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal

Abstract submission (extended) and early registration

30.06.2024


Late registration 15.08.2024

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

ABIM 2024, Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting

21 - 23 October 2024

Basel, Switzerland

Abstract submission

30.06.2024


Early bird registration 31.07.2024

10th Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS WG Integrated Protection of Olive Crops, 11th to 14th November 2024, Baeza (Spain): Meeting logo

10th Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS WG “Integrated Protection of Olive Crops”

11 - 14 November 2024

Baeza, Spain

Abstract submission

15.07.2024


Full paper submission 15.09.2024

Early bird registration 01.10.2024

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SIP 2024, International Congress on Invertebrate Pathology and Microbial Control and 56th Annual Meeting of the Society for Invertebrate Pathology

28 July - 1 August 2024

Vienna, Austria

Late registration

15.07.2024

9th International Entomopathogens and Microbial Control Congress (EMC 24), 28-31 October 2024, Trabzon, Turkey: Meeting logo

9th International Entomopathogens and Microbial Control Congress (EMC 24)

28 - 31 October 2024

Trabzon, Turkey

Earlybird registration

30.07.2024


Abstract submission 30.08.2024

EWRS 2025, 20th European Weed Research Society Symposium, 1-4 July 2025, Lleida, Spain: Logo

20th European Weed Research Society Symposium (EWRS 2025)

1 - 4 July 2025

Lleida, Spain

Abstract submission

30.12.2024


15.03.2025: Submission of travel grant requests

15.04.2025: Early registration

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