This group is one of the first groups of IOBC-WPRS and is active mainly in the Mediterranean area. The group comprises approximately 80 scientists.
The group deals with beneficial organisms (acclimatisation, mass rearing, introduction, maintenance, selectivity) and other non-chemical control methods. It is engaged in common, basic research programmes, applied research for control strategies, technology transfer and training.
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Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group “Integrated Control in Citrus Fruit Crops” in 2022
Since 1960, a network of scientists from different regions has been set up. A considerable number of beneficials have since been studied and introduced in the Mediterranean area. New control strategies have been applied to regional cropping conditions.
The results of the working group’s activities are published in bulletins:
citrus fruit crops, IPM, pests, diseases, biological control, natural enemies, non-chemical control