IBMA, Bernard Blum Award 2023 – Call for Nominations

Call for Nominations
Demonstrate the value of your innovation!

The Bernard Blum Award is given annually to the most innovative biocontrol product of the year.

The award recipient should have a high impact in the management of pests or diseases whilst having a low impact on human health and the environment.

This year there will be 4 entries rewarded at ABIM and all 4 will be given the chance to present their innovation.

  • Bronze Award for an innovative Biocontrol product
  • Silver Award for an innovative Biocontrol product
  • Gold Award for an innovative Biocontrol product
  • Award for best innovative product assisting uptake of biocontrol

Submit your nomination:
Deadline: July 1st, 2023

New Bulletin: 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.].

Download ePublication: IOBC-WPRS Bulletin Vol. 164, 2023

New Bulletin: Modern Biotechnology in Integrated Plant Production

IOBC-WPRS Bulletin, Vol. 163, 2023

Working Group “Modern Biotechnology in Integrated Plant Production”
Proceedings of the ninth Meeting at Berlin (Germany), 28-30 September, 2022.
Edited by Michael Meissle, Ulrike Middelhoff, Detlef Bartsch.
ISBN 978-92-9067-350-7 [XIV + 116 pp.].

Download ePublication: IOBC-WPRS Bulletin Vol. 163, 2023

BioControl: Volume 68, Issue 2, April 2023

BioControl, Volume 67, Issue 5, October 2022

New Bulletin: 14th General Assembly

IOBC-WPRS Bulletin, Vol. 162, 2023

14th General Assembly
17-18 November, 2021, online
Edited by: Gerben J. Messelink, Paula Baptista
ISBN 978-92-9067-346-0 [XVI + 98 pp.].

Download ePublication: IOBC-WPRS Bulletin Vol. 160, 2022

New Bulletin: Microbial and Nematode Control of Invertebrate Pests

IOBC-WPRS Bulletin, Vol. 162, 2023

Working Group “Microbial and Nematode Control of Invertebrate Pests”
Proceedings of the 18th Meeting „Microbial Control Agents in the Age of Global Change“ at České Budějovice (Czech Republic), 19-22 June, 2022.
Edited by Eustachio Tarasco, Enrique Quesada-Moraga, Miguel Lopez-Ferber, Luca Ruiu, Vladimír Půža, Dietrich Stephan and Jiří Nermuť.
ISBN 978-92-9067-349-1 [XXIX + 146 pp.].

Download ePublication: IOBC-WPRS Bulletin Vol. 162, 2023

New Bulletin: Integrated Control in Citrus Fruit Crops

IOBC-WPRS Bulletin, Vol. 161, 2022

Working Group “Integrated Control in Citrus Fruit Crops”
Proceedings of the meeting at Nafplio (Greece), 04-06 April, 2022.
Edited by Vasilis G. Rodovitis, José Miguel Campos-Rivela and María Teresa Martínez-Ferrer.
ISBN 978-92-9067-347-7 [XIII + 100 pp.].

Download ePublication: IOBC-WPRS Bulletin Vol. 161, 2022

IOBC-Global Newsletter Issue 112, January 2023

In this edition:

  • Message from the President
  • IOBC needs your help
  • Upcoming events
  • IOBC Activities during ICE2022, Helsinki, Finland, July 2022
  • Summary of IOBC Global Working Group meetings 2022
  • BioControl, Official Journal of IOBC: message from the EditorinChief
  • Call for Biocontrol Training Initiatives
  • Obituary Dr. Ivo Hodek
  • Regional Sections of IOBC Global
  • Working/Study Groups of IOBC Global
  • IOBC Global Executive Committee
  • Join IOBC

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Invitation to Publish in Special Issues

Consider to contribute a research/review article in the following special issues hosted by Pathogens and Journal of Fungi. Albeit, there is an article processing charge (APC) to publish in MDPI journals, but being guest editor, Waqas Wakil would be happy to discuss and offer you a discount/waiver to publish in special issue/s.

Journal of Fungi: Novel Advances in the Use of Entomopathogenic Fungi for Biological Pest Suppression in Horticulture,

Pathogens: Entomopathogenic Fungi and Nematodes in Modern Agriculture,

Launch of the New Website

IOBC-WPRS is proud to launch the new website

After 20 years, our website and web shop needed a technical upgrade and a redesign. A dedicated project team has been working for more than a year together with external web and communications experts to build a new website. It provides a fresh and mobile friendly overview about our non-profit organisation, improves navigation, and shows better the benefits of being an IOBC-WPRS member.

The design of the new website is more modern and intuitive. It features a clear structure with a simple drop-down menu on top of the page that is easy to use and easy to navigate.

Check it out at and enjoy an entirely new and streamlined user experience!

Important changes to your membership

Create a new password!

We have already transferred all member data to the new database. However, passwords cannot be transferred because of data security reasons. They are encrypted and not visible to anyone, including our back office. 
Therefore, please help us to finish the transfer process! Log in to the new website with your current Username (= your e-mail address) and create a new password.

Membership periods change to Calendar Year

Starting with 2023, IOBC-WPRS memberships will be valid for calendar year periods. This makes membership administration easier and aligns better with subscriptions to BioControl, which are tied to the calendar years.
During the transition phase in 2023, members with memberships expiring before end of June 2023 will be asked to renew for 2023, while members with younger memberships will only be asked to renew for 2024. Please contact the treasurer ( if you have any questions related to membership renewal or BioControl subscriptions.

Help us to improve!

Nobody is perfect… Your feedback is very important as we strive to develop a website that is valuable to you!

  • @Users: Please help us to eliminate any bugs in the new website and report such issues to the webmasterDo you miss anything? Suggestions for improving the content are always welcome.
  • @Members: Any suggestions on how to improve downloads from the web shop or membership administration are very welcome.
  • @Convenors: Keep the contents of your Working Group sites up-to-date and attractive. Especially, please send in new pictures representing the work of your group.

Please send your comments and inputs to

New Bulletin: Integrated Protection of Stored Products

IOBC-WPRS Bulletin, Vol. 159, 2022

Working Group “Integrated Protection of Stored Products”
Preceedings of the 13th meeting at Barcelona (Spain), 03-06 October, 2022. Edited by Nuria Agustí, Cristina Castañé, and Jordi Riudavets. ISBN 978-92-9067-345-3 [XIII + 358 pp.].

Download ePublication: IOBC-WPRS Bulletin Vol. 159, 2022


IP & IPM: Practical Guidelines, accessible online (free)

The website section “Integrated Production, IP & IPM” including all the IP Practical Guidelines have been completely re-worked. The General Technical Guidelines, which were formerly described in a separate document, are now completely incorporated into the Crop Specific Technical Guidelines – there is no longer the need the consult two different documents per crop. Furthermore, the IP Practical Guidelines are now directly accessible online.
Benefit from the complete set of information and suggestions on how producers, technicians and institutions can apply the Integrated Production methods on different crops: Pome Fruits, Citrus, Grapes, Olives, Soft Fruits, Stone Fruits, Field Grown Vegetables, Arable Crops.

Consult the free online versions: IP Practical Guidelines

New Bulletin: Integrated Protection of Olive Crops

IOBC-WPRS Bulletin, Vol. 158, 2022

Working Group “Integrated Protection of Olive Crops”
Proceedings of the 9th Meeting at Lisboa (Portugal) 26-29 October, 2021.
Edited by: Ana Cristina Ramos, José Alberto Pereira, Paula Baptista
ISBN 978-92-9067-344-6 [XVIII + 113 pp.].

Download ePublication: IOBC-WPRS Bulletin Vol. 158, 2022

New Bulletin: Integrated Control in Oilseed Crops

IOBC-WPRS Bulletin, Vol. 157, 2022

Working Group “Integrated Control in Oilseed Crops”
Proceedings of the Online meeting May 17th-18th, 2022.
Edited by: Samantha M. Cook, Bruce D. L. Fitt, Maxime Hervé, Malgorzata Jedryczka and Nazanin Zamani-Noor
ISBN 978-92-9067-343-9 [XII + 152 pp.].

Download ePublication: IOBC-WPRS Bulletin Vol. 157, 2022

IOBC-Global Newsletter Issue 111, August 2022

In this edition:

  • Summary Executive Committee and Council meetings Helsinki July 2022
  • Upcoming events
  • Two new Honorary Members of IOBC Global
  • Summary 6th Int Symp on Biological Control of Arthropods, Canada 2022
  • Reactions from IOBC awarded ISBCA 2022 early career biocontrol scientists
  • Summary Int. Congress for Invertebrate Pathology and Microbial Control
  • Application of ecological theory to insect pest control by natural enemies
  • BioControl, the Official Journal of IOBC: status report 2022
  • Special issue Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata on weed biocontrol
  • New Books on Biological Control
  • Call for Biocontrol Training Initiatives
  • Obituary Dr. Godfrey Pasurayi Chikwenhere
  • …and more

Download the Newsletter (pdf)

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