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

Biological control is frequently adopted for sustainable management of invasive insect pests. However, the severity and imminent nature of new high-risk insect threats means that it would be advantageous if we could avoid waiting for a pest to arrive before adopting a biological control approach (i.e. augmentative and conservation). For example, a pre-emptive biocontrol approach provides the opportunity to select, screen and potentially pre-approve natural enemies prior to a pest establishing in the country at risk. The primary purpose of this Special Issue is to highlight the importance of pre-emptive biocontrol, and to collect scientific contributions addressing the concepts, applications, and its current status.

Guest editors:

  • Dr Gonzalo Avila – The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Limited, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Dr Barbara Barratt – AgResearch Limited, Mosgiel, New Zealand.
  • Dr Kim Hoelmer – USDA-ARS Beneficial Insects Introduction Research Unit, Delaware, USA.
  • Dr Tim Haye – CABI-Switzerland, Delémont, Switzerland.

Manuscript submission deadline: 30th August 2024

More Information:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/biological-control/about/call-for-papers#pre-emptive-biological-control-a-novel-approach-to-increase-preparedness-for-potential-biosecurity-threats

Landscape Management for Functional Biodiversity

IOBC-WPRS Bulletin, Vol. 170, 2024

Working Group “Landscape Management for Functional Biodiversity”
Preceedings of the 10th Meeting at Pisa (Italy), 20-22 March, 2024.
Edited by: Anna-Camilla Moonen, Graham Begg, Daniela Lupi, Augusto Loni, Niamh McHugh, Luuk Croijmans and Alice Caselli.
ISBN 978-92-9067-357-6 [IX + 126 pp.].

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BioControl: Volume 69, Issue 1, Feb. 2024

BioControl, Volume 69, Issue 1, Feb. 2024

8 articles in this issue.

Table of Contents and Download:
https://link.springer.com/journal/10526/volumes-and-issues/69-1

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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! The latest version of the Statutes and the persons nominated for the new Executive Committee can be found in this summary (pdf). Both issues will be addressed during the General Assembly of IOBC-Global on 24 June 2024 in San José, Costa Rica. Statutes Please be so kind to send an email to the secretary-general@iobc-global.org telling that you agree or disagree with this version of the Statutes. All email messages will be collected and provided to the lawyers in Switzerland who are preparing a document for application of the not-for-profit status of IOBC. This latest version of the Statutes has provisionally been sent to the lawyers and other officials in Switzerland involved in getting the not-for-profit status, and they agreed with this version of the Statutes. When sending me an email, be sure to mention your name and country where you live. Nominees for the new Executive Committee The current Executive Committee is happy to have received names of excellent candidates for all positions of the new Executive Committee, representing almost all Regional Sections and different types of biological control. In this summary (pdf), information is presented about the nominated persons. Please be so kind to send an email to one of the members of the election committee –  Prof.dr. Barbara Barratt (barbara.barratt@agresearch.co.nz) or Dr. Philippe Nicot (philippe.nicot@inrae.fr) – telling whether you agree our proposal for the new Executive Committee or if you have any comments. Do not forget to mention your name and country where you live.

Integrated Control of Plant-Feeding Mites

IOBC-WPRS Bulletin, Vol. 169, 2024

Working Group “Integrated Control of Plant-Feeding Mites”
Proceedings of the 8th Meeting at Belgrade (Serbia), 04–07 September, 2023.
Edited by: George Broufas, Sophie Le Hesran, Dejan Marčić, Eric Palevsky, Sauro Simoni, Dominiek Vangansbeke, Andreas Walzer, Rostislav Zemek.
ISBN 978-92-9067-356-9 [XIII + 102 pp.].

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ANEPPB, Issue 90, Dec. 2023

Arab & Near East Plant Protection Bulletin (ANEPPB), Issue 90, December 2023

Read the ANEPPB, Issue 90, Dec. 2023: https://asplantprotection.org/en/issue-90-december-2023.

The Arab Society for Plant Protection (ASPP) is a non-profit professional and scholarly organization of scientists from both public and private academic institutions, as well as industry representing a great variety of scientists who are involved in the field of plant protection in the Arab World and abroad.

IOBC-Global Newsletter Issue 114, December 2023

In this edition:

  • Message from the President
  • Upcoming event: Third International Congress of Biological Control (ICBC3), 24-27 June 2024, San José, Costa Rica
  • Nominees for Executive Committee 2025-2028
  • IOBC needs your help
  • News from our IOBC Regional Sections
    • IOBC-ATRS
    • IOBC-WPRS
  • Biocontrol related events
  • Summary of IOBC Global Working Group meetings 2023
  • Regional Sections of IOBC Global
  • Working/Study Groups of IOBC Global
  • IOBC Global Executive Committee
  • Join IOBC

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

The Council-Convenor Meeting 2023 took place in Ghent, Belgium, from the 7th to the 9th of November.

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 (see section “Council-Convenor Meetings: Minutes and Reports”).

Integrated Control of Protected Crops, Temperate and Mediterranean Climate

IOBC-WPRS Bulletin, Vol. 167, 2023

Working Group “Integrated Control of Protected Crops, Temperate and Mediterranean Climate”
Preceedings of the Joint Meeting at Brest (France), 27-31 August, 2023.
Edited by: Carmelo Rapisarda, Laure Dreux, Bruno Gobin and Gerben Messelink.
ISBN 978-92-9067-354-5 [XII + 289 pp.].

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Integrated Protection in Oak Forests

IOBC-WPRS Bulletin, Vol. 168, 2023

Working Group “Integrated Protection in Oak Forests”
Proceedings of the 10th Meeting at Hammamet (Tunisia), 10-13 October, 2022.
Edited by: Arturo Cocco, María-Esperanza Sánchez, Mohamed Lahbib Ben Jamâa, Olfa Ezzine and Roberto Mannu.
ISBN 978-92-9067-355-2 [XIV + 186 pp.].

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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 event Third International Congress of Biological Control (ICBC3), 24-27 June 2024, San José, Costa Rica
  • Upcoming IOBC-Global Working Group activities
  • Summary of IOBC Global Working Group meetings 2023
    • Weed biological control – May 2023 – Argentina
    • Early career biological control scientists with an IOBC Global grant
    • IPM of Ostrinia and other maize pests
    • Early career biological control scientists with an IOBC Global grant
  • BioControl, Official Journal of IOBC: message from the Editor-in-Chief
  • Call for Biocontrol Training Initiatives
  • New books and papers related to biological control
  • Regional Sections of IOBC Global
  • Working/Study Groups of IOBC Global
  • IOBC Global Executive Committee
  • Join IOBC

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WGs “Pheromones and other Semiochemicals in Integrated Production” and “Integrated Protection of Fruit Crops”

IOBC-WPRS Bulletin, Vol. 166, 2023

Working Groups “Pheromones and other Semiochemicals in Integrated Production” and “Integrated Protection of Fruit Crops”
Proceedings of the PheroFruits Joint Meeting “The IFP in the XXI century: tools, tactic and strategies to improve sustainability under pressure of new invasive pests and diseases”, at Girona (Spain), 25-29 September, 2022.
Edited by: Lucía-Adriana Escudero-Colomar, Michelle Fountain and Jürgen Gross.
ISBN 978-92-9067-353-8 [XVI + 184 pp.].

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World Wide Directory of Plant Pathologists

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Biological and Integrated Control of Plant Pathogens

IOBC-WPRS Bulletin, Vol. 165, 2023

Working Group “Biological and Integrated Control of Plant Pathogens”
Preceedings of the XVI Meeting in Wageningen (The Netherlands), 6-9 June, 2023.
Edited by: Jürgen Köhl, Georgina Elena Jimenez, Beatriz Andreo Jimenez, Florien Gorter, Marc Bardin.
ISBN 978-92-9067-352-1 [XV + 159 pp.].

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Pome Fruit Diseases

IOBC-WPRS Bulletin, Vol. 164, 2023

Working Group “Pome Fruit Diseases”
Proceedings of the 12th Meeting at Plovdiv (Bulgaria), 13-16 June, 2022.
Edited by: Martin Marinov, Zvezdomir Jelev, Cheryl Lennox, Marcel Wenneker and Arne Stensvand.
ISBN 978-92-9067-351-4 [VIII + 116 pp.].

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