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.

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EU IPM Toolbox Extended by IOBC-WPRS

The original EU Toolbox database has been extended to cover 30 crop/sector specific guidelines from IOBC-WPRS.
Currently a total of 273 IPM guidelines and 1342 IPM practices are accessible.

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BioControl: Volume 69, Issue 4, Aug. 2024

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

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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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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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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 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) and Early Careers Plant Pathology 2024 (ECPP2024), September 10 - 12, 2024, University of Oxford, UK

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

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

9th International Weed Science Congress (IWSC25), 10.-13.11.2025, Antalya, Turkey

9th International Weed Science Congress (IWSC25)

Date:

10 - 13 November 2025

Where:
Antalya, Turkey

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)

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

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

Early bird registration

30.07.2024


Abstract submission 30.08.2024

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

ABIM 2024, Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting

21 - 23 October 2024

Basel, Switzerland

Early bird registration

31.07.2024

IX Congress on Plant Protection

25 - 28 November 2024

Zlatibor, Serbia

Abstract submission and early registration

15.08.2024


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

Late registration

15.08.2024

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

Late registration and payment (only participants without presentation)

30.08.2024

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 and full paper submission

15.09.2024


Early bird registration 01.10.2024

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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