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.
Members of WPRS are individual scientists, governmental, scientific or commercial organisations from 24 countries of Europe, Mediterranean region and the Middle East. IOBC-WPRS encourages collaboration in promoting feasible and environmentally safe methods of pest and pathogen control. Find out more about the aims and objectives of IOBC-WPRS.
Corona Virus (COVID-19) Update: Several IOBC-WPRS meetings had to be postponed due to the current COVID-19 situation. More information see Meetings & Activities page.
New Meeting Announcements:
31st International Horticultural Congress (IHC 2022), "Horticulture for a world in transition", 14.-20.08.2022, Angers, France (hybrid, register physically or connect remotely). The call for abstracts is now open!
International Congress on Invertebrate Pathology and Microbial Control & 53rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Invertebrate Pathology (SIP), 08.06.-02.07.2021 (virtual meeting)
Biopesticide Summit & Awards 2021, organised by the World BioProtection Forum (WBF), 06.07.2021 (online)
IOBC-Global WG "Mass Rearing & Quality Assurance (MRQA)", "Delivering on the Increasing Demand for High Quality Invertebrates", 05.-09.09.2022, Bologna, Italy.
6th International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods (ISBCA), 15.-17. and 22.-24.03.2022, British Columbia, Canada (virtually over two weeks). Safe the dates!
27th ICE Congress 2024, 25.-30.08.2024. Safe the date!
Important Approaching Deadlines:
IOBC-WPRS WGs "Integrated Control in Protected Crops, Temperate and Mediterranean Climate",
30.08.-03.09.2021, Brest, France. The meeting had to be rescheduled once again to 28-31 August 2023.
Call for Video Contributions 2021: Share your current, ongoing research!
Create a video about your current research, share your studies, get recognized and activate scientific exchange and discussions! Send us a short video (2-3 min.) about your current research to exchange within the members of the Working Groups and further interested uses (open to public). The videos will be published in September 2021 on the IOBC-WPRS website.
Deadline for Video Contributions 2021: 30.06.2021
Plant Health, Agriculture & Bioscience Conference (PHAB 2021), 22.-24.09.2021, The Hague, Netherlands.
Deadline for early registration: 30.06.2021
6th International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods (ISBCA), 15.-17. and 22.-24.03.2022, British Columbia, Canada (virtually over two weeks).
Deadline for proposals for scientific sessions: 15.07.2021
Plant Biology 2021 (PB21),19.-23.07.2021 (online).
Deadline for abstract submission: 06.07.2021
9th Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Protection of Olive Crops", 26.-29.10.2021, Lisbon, Portugal.
Deadline for abstract submissions: 15.07.2021
We had a great time in Belgrade with great people, inspring discussions, fruitful brainstormings and lots of fun!
More information: Programme, Convenor Activity Reports, Presentations, Photos and Video
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