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

BioControl: Volume 69, Issue 1, Feb. 2024

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

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

The IOBC-Global General Assembly with take place during the International Congress of Biological Control 3 (ICBC3). As an IOBC Member, please become active before the General Assembly!

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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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ANEPPB, Issue 90, Dec. 2023

Recently published:
Arab & Near East Plant Protection Bulletin (ANEPPB), Issue 90, December 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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New Bulletin: Integrated Control of Protected Crops, Temperate and Mediterranean Climate

Recently published: IOBC-WPRS Bulletin, Vol. 167, 2023
Preceedings of the Joint Meeting at Brest (France), 27-31 August, 2023.

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New Bulletin: Integrated Protection in Oak Forests

Recently published: IOBC-WPRS Bulletin, Vol. 168, 2023
Proceedings of the 10th Meeting at Hammamet (Tunisia), 10-13 October, 2022.

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IOBC-Global Newsletter Issue 113, August 2023

In this edition: Message from the President, Candidates for Executive Committee 2024-2028, IOBC needs your help, upcoming events, Summary of IOBC Global Working Group meetings 2023, and much more…

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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.

10th Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS WG “Landscape Management for Functional Biodiversity”, 20-22 March 2024, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna di Pisa, Pisa, Italy

10th Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS WG “Landscape Management for Functional Biodiversity”

Date:

20 - 22 March 2024

Where:
Pisa, Italy

IOBC-WPRS PhD Symposium: Biological Control of arthropod pests and plant diseases, 22 to 25 April 2024 - IRTA, Cabrils, Barcelona, Spain

IOBC PhD Symposium: Biological Control of Arthropod Pests and Plant Diseases

Date:

22 - 25 April 2024

Where:
IRTA, Cabrils, Barcelona, Spain

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

ISCP, 75th International Symposium on Crop Protection

Date:

21 May 2024

Where:
Ghent, Belgium

Biopesticides Europe 2024, 5-6 June 2024, Barcelona, Spain

Biopesticides Europe 2024

Date:

5 - 6 June 2024

Where:
Barcelona, Spain

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

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

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

IX Plant Protection Congress

Date:

25 - 28 November 2024

Where:
Zlatibor, Serbia

9th International Weed Science Congress (IWSC24)

Date:

1 - 5 December 2024

Where:
Jerusalem, Israel

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)

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

Third International Congress of Biological Control (ICBC3)

24 - 27 June 2024

San José, Costa Rica

Submission of abstracts and early registration

14.02.2024


Regular registration: 27.06.2024

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

1 - 5 July 2024

Athens, Greece

Early registration

15.02.2024


Abstract submission 28.02.2024

10th Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS WG “Landscape Management for Functional Biodiversity”, 20-22 March 2024, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna di Pisa, Pisa, Italy

10th Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS WG “Landscape Management for Functional Biodiversity”

20 - 22 March 2024

Pisa, Italy

Registration

28.02.2024



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

Abstract submission

31.03.2024


Early bird registration 30.04.2024

Abstract acceptance 30.05.2024

Submission of full papers 30.06.2024

SIP 2024 Logo

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

Early registration & submission of abstracts

15.04.2024


Regular registration 01.06.2024

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

ISCP, 75th International Symposium on Crop Protection

21 May 2024

Ghent, Belgium

Early Registration

20.04.2024

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

Abstract submission

30.04.2024


Early registration and payment 30.04.2024

Regular registration and payment 30.06.2024

Late registration and payment (only participants without presentation) 30.08.2024

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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

13.05.2024


Early registration 30.06.2024

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

Full text / extended abstracts

31.05.2024


Early bird registration: 15.06.2024

9th International Weed Science Congress (IWSC24)

1 - 5 December 2024

Jerusalem, Israel

Abstract submission

10.06.2024

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