Meetings and Activities related to IOBC: Time-Table

Last update: 21.05.2015
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Date,
Event, Place
01-03 June 2015:
7th Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "GMOs in Integrated Plant Production", Agrobioinstitute (ABI), Sofia, Bulgaria.
Aims &
Topics
The IOBC-WPRS working group represents a platform for exchange of research results and to stimulate scientific discussions on genetically modified plants, their potential impact on the environment, and their use in integrated plant production among public sector scientist, industry scientist, regulators, decision makers and NGOs.
The following sessions and speakers are confirmed:
  • Ecological impacts of GM plants. Confirmed speaker (post-market monitoring): I. Brants, Monsanto, Belgium
  • GM plants in Integrated Production. Confirmed speaker (US experience with GM crops in IPM systems): W. Hutchison, University of Minnesota, USA
  • Evidence Synthesis: systematic reviews on ecological impacts of GM plants (Results from the EU-project GRACE)
  • Biotechnology and risk assessment research in the Black Sea Region. Confirmed speaker: A. Atanassov, AgroBioInstitute, Bulgaria
  • Recent developments of GM insects for agricultural applications. Confirmed speakers (developers view): M. Koukidou, Oxitec Ltd, UK; (EU regulatory view): J Mumford, Imperial College, UK
Contact Convenor: Michael Meissle
Information Download: First Announcement (pdf), Second Announcement (pdf)
Website: www.eigmo.info

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Date,
Event, Place
07-11 June 2015:
15th Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Microbial and Nematode Control of Invertebrate Pests", Radisson Blu Daugava Hotel, Riga, Latvia.
Aims &
Topics
10th Conference on Integrated Protection of Stored Products, IPSP - 2015, Zagreb, Croatia.The topic of this meeting is "New Challenges for Biological Control" and will cover all aspects of biological control of invertebrates, including insects, arachnids, and nematodes, by using biological control agents (BCAs) such as viruses, bacteria, fungi, nematodes and other pathogens. The meeting will have a special focus on new challenges for microbial and nematode control of invertebrate pests, which originate from new pests and technical developments as well as social, economic and legislative issues. The meeting will include invited and contributed papers, as well as poster, discussion sessions and workshops to encourage communication between entomologists, invertebrate pathologists, and experts of other disciplines on new challenges in the biocontrol of invertebrates.
Contact Local organizer: Liga Jankevica, University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia, E-mail: Jankevica.Liga@inbox.lv
Convenor: Johannes Jehle
Information Website: www.iobc-riga2015.com

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Date,
Event, Place
08-12 June 2015:
INNOHORT 2015: Innovation in Integrated & Organic Horticulture, ISHS International Symposium, Avignon, France.
Aims &
Topics
08-12 June 2015:
International Symposium ISHS INNOHORT 2015: Innovation in Integrated & Organic Horticulture, Avignon, France. The production of fruits and vegetables will have to improve in the near future, in order to feed a growing and knowing population, while facing global changes and environmental issues. This entails limiting the dependence of horticulture on external inputs, promoting high standards of produce quality and maximizing ecosystem services.
INNOHORT symposium will bring together researchers from a wide horizon, willing to share their views and knowledge to design the integrated and organic horticultural cropping systems of tomorrow. Scientific breakthroughs also rely on the integration of different forms of knowledge in the innovation process.
One ambition of this symposium is also to examine to what extent gaps can be bridged between scientists from different backgrounds, between researchers and stakeholders, between research and action. In this respect, contributions from non-academic stakeholders are also welcome, on the following topics:
  • The biological dimensions of production (quantity and quality, nutritional and organoleptic): new knowledge to mobilize, from gene to the fresh product.
  • Plant responses to biotic and abiotic stress factors: mechanisms involved, interactions and prospects for applications to organic and integrated production.
  • Crop and quality management: cultural and post-harvest practices at various organisational levels.
  • Design and evaluation of integrated and organic horticultural systems: innovative cropping patterns and management methods.
  • Performances and their evaluation criteria: from field to food (qualities and standards).
Contact https://colloque.inra.fr/innohort2015/Contact
Information Download: Flyer (pdf)
Website: https://colloque.inra.fr/innohort2015

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Date,
Event, Place
16-19 June 2015:
10th International PGPR Workshop
, Liège, Belgium.
Aims &
Topics
10th International PGPR Workshop, Liège, Belgium, 16-19 June 2015.The "10th International Workshop on Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria" is the best forum to share the latest insights into basic research and practical development to make PGPR products work optimally. A wide range of topics will be covered in sessions organized around the global theme "From Omics to the Field" and driven by keynote talks delivered by the best PGPRists. In addition, Some "how to?" presentations given by experts in the field with the aim to provide young scientists with specific information on recently developed technologies and other various aspects from PGPR basic studies to implementation as biocontrol agents will be also included.
Contact Local organizers: Monica Höfte and Marc Ongena
E-mail: pgpr2015.gembloux@ulg.ac.be
Information Website: www.events.gembloux.ulg.ac.be/pgpr2015

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Date,
Event, Place
28 June - 1 July 2015:
10th Conference on Integrated Protection of Stored Products, IPSP - 2015, Zagreb, Croatia.
Aims &
Topics
10th Conference on Integrated Protection of Stored Products, IPSP - 2015, Zagreb, Croatia.Integrated Protection of Stored Products (IPSP) consolidates different methods of preventing damage caused by insects, mites, rodents, birds or fungi. The goal is to achieve necessary efficacy using eco-friendly methods and tools while resorting to chemical methods only upon ineffectiveness of used methods. Aside from current knowledge and advances in recent IPSP research results, presentations regarding promotion and implementation of IPSP in everyday practice will also be included at the Conference. Current trends in the protection of stored products and the provision of quality food and other products for the market calls for limited use of chemicals.
The scientific program of the Conference will be divided into the following sessions:
  1. Methods of pest prevention during storage, transportation and handling of stored products
  2. Biological control of stored product pests
  3. Prevention of microflora infection and development of mycotoxins
  4. Physical, chemical and other techniques for stored product pest control
  5. Future trends on all aspects of storage pest control
  6. Quarantine and regulatory issues
  7. Wood-boring, urban and museum pests
  8. Natural products
Contact Convenor: Prof. Pasquale Trematerra, University of Molise - Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Food Sciences
Local organizer: Dr. Sc. Darka Hamel, Croatian Centre for Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs – Institute for Plant Protection, Rim 98, 10000 Zagreb, CROATIA; Tel: +385 1 2356 934; Fax: +385 1 4629 241, darka.hamel@hcphs.hr
Information Download: First Announcement (pdf), Second Circular (pdf), Third Circular (pdf)
Website: www.iobc-ipsp2015.com

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Date,
Event, Place
09-13 August 2015:
International Congress on Invertebrate Pathology and Microbial Control and 48th Annual Meeting of the Society for Invertebrate Pathology
, University of British Columbia Campus, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Aims &
Topics
10th International PGPR Workshop, Liège, Belgium, 16-19 June 2015.The meetings will offer an exciting scientific program exploring the latest findings in invertebrate pathology, including microbial control, diseases of beneficial invertebrates, and advances in fundamental research on host-pathogen interactions. In addition, a satellite symposium 'Microsporidia in the Animal to Human Food Chain: An International Symposium to Address Chronic Epizootic Disease' sponsored by the OECD-CRP on Biological Research Management for Sustainable Agricultural Systems and SIP will be held on Sunday, August 9. The SIP meetings will begin on Sunday afternoon with a special half-day workshop organized by the Bacterial Division entitled 'Regulatory Considerations for the Commercialization of New Insecticidal Proteins.
Contact E-mail: SIP2015enquiries@gmail.com
Information Website: www.sipmeeting-2015.org

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Date,
Event, Place
24-27 August 2015:
XVIII. International Plant Protection Congress (IPPC)
, "Mission possible: food for all through appropriate plant protection", Berlin, Germany.
Aims &
Topics
XVIII. International Plant Protection Congress (IPPC), Berlin, Germany, 24-27 August 2015.The conference will be held under the patronage of the International Association for the Plant Protection Sciences (IAPPS), the German Phytomedical Society (DPG), Julius Kühn Institute (JKI) and the Agriculture Industry Association (IVA).
Contact Dr. Bernd Holtschulte, Vice President German Phytomedical Society (DPG)
Prof. Dr. Georg Friedrich Backhaus, President Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)
Dr. Hans-Theo Jachmann, President Agriculture Industry Association (IVA)
Information Website: www.ippc2015.de

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Date,
Event, Place
06-10 September 2015:
PR IR 2015, PR Proteins and IOBC-WPRS WG "Induced Resistance against Pathogens and Insects
",
Joint meeting of the 'PR Proteins Workshop' and the 'Working Group Induced Resistance in Plants Against Insects and Diseases' of the International Organization of Biological Control (IOBC-WPRS), Aachen, Germany.
Aims &
Topics
PR IR 2015, PR Proteins and Induced Resistance against Pathogens and Insects, 06.-10.09.2015, Aachen, Germany. The merger of the 'PR Proteins Workshop' and the 'Working Group Induced Resistance in Plants Against Insects and Diseases' of the International Organization of Biological Control (IOBC-WPRS) is to promote a multidisciplinary approach to plant-microbe and plant-insect interactions, from molecular genetics to ecology and practice. The joint workshop brings together scientists interested in the response of plants to various attackers including diverse microbial pathogens and insects. It will cover fundamental and applied aspects. Topics to be addressed are:
  • Induced disease/pest resistance signaling
  • Hormone signaling pathways and crosstalk
  • Mechanisms of defense priming
  • Induced resistance by beneficial microbes and natural compounds
  • Molecular ecology and priming for pest resistance
  • Induced resistance in practice
  • Future aspects of priming and induced disease resistance
Contact E-mail address: info@prir2015.rwth-aachen.de
Information Website: www.prir2015.rwth-aachen.de

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Date,
Event, Place
07-11 September 2015:
IX International Scientific Conference "Microbial biotechnologies: fundamental and applied aspects", dedicated to 50-th anniversary of the Institute (Department) of Microbiology, Minsk, Belarus.
Aims &
Topics
IX International Scientific Conference "Microbial biotechnologies: fundamental and applied aspects", dedicated to 50-th anniversary of the Institute (Department) of Microbiology, Minsk, Belarus, 07-11 September 2015.The conference will focus on the latest achievements in the field of microbiology and biotechnology, modern trends and approaches to development of biopreparations for agriculture, food industry, medicine, environmental protection. Application prospects of biotechnological inventions as a basis for scientific-technological advances and innovation progress of the country will be discussed.
Conference topics:
  • Microbial synthesis of biologically active compounds.
  • Genetic-engineering of microorganisms.
  • Microbial Collections. Biotechnologies for Agriculture.
  • Biotechnologies for Medicine and Industry.
  • Biotechnologies for Environmental Protection.
Conference Languages: Belarussian, Russian, English
Contact E-mail address: microbiotech@mbio.bas-net.by
Information Download: Second Announcement (pdf)
Website: http://mbio.bas-net.by/en/conferences/mezhdunarodnaya-nauchnaya-konferenciya-2015

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Date,
Event, Place
08-10 September 2015:
Fifth Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Control of Mite Pests"
, Castelló de la Plana, Spain.
Aims &
Topics
Fifth Meeting of the IOBC- WPRS Working Group "Integrated Control of Mite Pests", Castelló de la Plana, Spain, 08-10 September 2015.The general aim of the meeting is to bring together students, researchers and company representatives dealing with all aspects of integrated and biological control of plant-feeding mites, and to discuss approaches to increase the effectiveness of pest control.
The program includes advances in integrated and biological control of plant-feeding mites and directions of future research. The scientific program will feature three days of presentations, posters and discussions and it will include invited talks.
Contact Local organizer: Josep Anton Jaques Miret
WG Convenor: Eric Palevsky
Information Website: http://iobcmites2015.es

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Date,
Event, Place
20-24 September 2015:
EMAPi 2015: 13th International Conference Ecology and Management of Alien Plant Invasions
, Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, Hawai'i Island, USA.
Aims &
Topics
EMAPi 2015: 13th International Conference Ecology and Management of Alien Plant Invasions, Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa Hawai'i Island, USA, 20-24 September 2015.EMAPi 2015 provides the opportunity to share findings and experiences — research, management, and policy — with professionals from around the world. A mid-conference field trip will offer first-hand experience with Hawaii's plant invasions, while also allowing extensive opportunities for networking. For this international meeting, we are expecting to bring together ~ 300 active researchers, managers and policy makers. One of the special sessions will focus on "Biocontrol of Invasive Plants" in which we will consider the science, practice and policy of weed biocontrol, particularly the benefits and risks of introducing specialist herbivores and pathogens for conservation objectives. A special discounted registration will be available to students.
Contact Organizing Committee, chair: Curt Daehler, Professor of Botany, University of Hawai'i at Manoa Botany Department, e-mail: daehler@hawaii.edu
Registration Information: Mary Ann Tsuchiyama, Assistant Director, University of Hawai'i at Hilo Conference Center, e-mail: emapi2015@gmail.com
Information Website: www.emapi2015.hawaii-conference.com

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Date,
Event, Place
24-25 September 2015:
International Scientific Conference "Innovative and environmentally friendly technologies in plant protection"
, Almaty, Kazakhstan.
Aims &
Topics
International Scientific Conference "Innovative and environmentally friendly technologies in plant protection", 24.-25.09.2015, Kazakhstan. The conference will address the issues and potential challenges of the environmentally sound technologies in the field of plant protection.The conference will be organized in the format of plenary, panel and poster sessions, and exhibition about the latest research achievements and ecologically benign technologies in the area of plant protection and quarantine. It is an excellent opportunity to learn about strategies undertaking towards sustainable agriculture in Kazakhstan and to develop fruitful collaborationfor future research and innovation projects for novelties in the pest control.
The working languages of the conference will be the Kazakh, English and Russian. The simultaneous translation will be provided for English speakers.
Contact E-mail: biocontrol.kz@gmail.com
Phone numbers for English speaking participants: +7.702.0001088, +7.705.9940960
Information Download: Information Letter (pdf)

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Date,
Event, Place
05-08 October 2015:
IOBC-WPRS meeting of the Working Group "integrated Protection in Field Vegetables"
, Pflanzenschutzdienst (Plant Protection Service), Hamburg, Germany.
Aims &
Topics
The meeting will address pest management in vegetable crops, particularly brassica, carrot, onion/leek and lettuce. There will be emphasis on methods that help to reduce the amounts of pesticide applied to control pest insects, diseases and weeds in field vegetables. In recent years, there has been greater emphasis on alternative control methods, conservation biological control and the effect of landscape on IPM. The group will publish a Bulletin after the meeting.
Topics covered in recent meetings include:
  • pest monitoring and forecasting
  • integrated pest management
  • pest development, ecology and behaviour
  • new pests
  • biological control
  • use of pesticides
  • plant resistance
  • undersowing, intercropping, trap crops, physical barriers
  • disease control
  • influence of lanscape on pest management
Contact Local organizer: Martin Hommes, martin.hommes@jki.bund.de
Convenor: Richard Meadow, richard.meadow@bioforsk.no

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Date,
Event, Place
11-15 October 2015:
9th Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Control in Protected Crops, Mediterranean Climate": Pest Management in an Ever-Changing World
, Rehovot, Israel.
Aims &
Topics
9th Meeting of the Working Group "Integrated Control in Protected Crops, Mediterranean Climate": Pest Management in an Ever-Changing World</b>, Rehovot, Israel.The program will address pest management challenges related to ongoing changes in climate, consumer demand, economy, regulations and technology, as well as invasions by new pest species. These and related topics will be discussed during our four-day meeting, which will include oral presentations, poster sessions and discussions, as well as a professional visit to commercial protected vegetable operations. This visit will provide a unique opportunity to explore new technologies and approaches, share knowledge, and interact with growers and extension officers. The program structure and the collegial atmosphere will encourage informal interactions, facilitate learning and the exchange of information, and promote the exploration of shared interests and possible collaborations.
Contact Meeting Convenors: Moshe Coll, moshe.coll@mail.huji.ac.il, Department of Entomology, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel. Dan Gerling, dange@tauex.tau.ac.il, Department of Zoology, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel. Shimon Steinberg, s_stein@biobee.com, Research and Development, BioBee Sde Eliyahu Ltd. Israel
WG Convenor: Carmelo Rapisarda
Secretariat: Mala Braslavsky (admin.iobcwg@mail.huji.ac.il), Division for International Studies, The RH Smith Faculty of Agric., Food & Environ., The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, POB 12, Rehovot 76100 Israel
Information Download: First Announcement (pdf), Second Announcement (pdf)
Website: www.agri.huji.ac.il/icpc-working-group

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Date,
Event, Place
19-21 October 2015:
ABIM 2015, Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting
, Congress Center, Basel, Switzerland.
Aims &
Topics
ABIM 2015, Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting, Congress Center, Basel, Switzerland, 19-21 October 2015.The meeting is organised in cooperation by the International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association IBMA and the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL. ABIM provides an annual meeting place specifically adapted to the needs of the biocontrol industry.
Contact Conference secretary: Anne Merz, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, Ackerstrasse 113, Box 219, CH-5070 Frick, Switzerland, Tel.: +41 (0)62 865 72 04, Fax: +41 (0)62 865 72 73, e-mail: anne.merz@fibl.org
Information Website: www.abim.ch

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Date,
Event, Place
20-23 October 2015:
IOBC-WPRS meeting of the Working Group on "Integrated Protection and Production in Viticulture", Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES), Vienna, Austria.
Aims &
Topics
19-24 October 2015:
IOBC-WPRS meeting of the Working Group on "Integrated Protection and Production in Viticulture", Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES), Vienna, Austria.The aims of the meeting are to assemble colleagues from all the fields of integrated plant protection in viticulture to share information and discuss the latest advances in research in the field, to identify future research needs as well as promoting cooperation between scientists, advisors and producers working in this field.
Proposed topics:
  • Biological – biotechnological control methods
  • Biology and epidemiology of grapevine pathogens
  • Biology and population dynamics of arthropod pests
  • Vectors of diseases • Insects and disease management outside Europe
  • Climate change and future risks for IP in viticulture
  • Models and decision support systems
Contact Local organizers: Gudrun Strauss, Tel.: +43-50555-33313, gudrun.strauss@ages.at and Fritz Polesny, Tel: +43-50555-33000, fritz.polesny@ages.at
AGES Spargelfeldstraße 191 A-1220 Vienna, AUSTRIA, www.ages.at
Convenor: Agnès Calonnec
Information Download: First Circular (pdf)

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Date,
Event, Place
08-13 November 2015:
40th Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Pheromones and Other Semio-Chemicals in Integrated Production": The Good Sense of Scent. Mishekenot Sha'ananin, Jerusalem, Israel.
Aims &
Topics
40th Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Pheromones and other semiochemicals in integrated production": The Good Sense of Scent, Jerusalem, Israel, 08.-13.11.2015The general aim of the meeting is to bring together researchers, students, field extension guides and company representatives dealing with all aspects of semio-chemicals to benefit integrated production, e.g. the development and promotion of the use of pheromones and semiochemicals for monitoring and detection, and for environmentally safe control of harmful insects. The group has traditionally served as a liaison between basic research and practical application, with members drawn from academic and government research institutions, plant protection industry and extension services. We will celebrate the 40th anniversary of our group.
Contact Local organizers: Ally Harari, Anat Levi-Zada, Zvi Mendel, David Nestel, Victoria Soroker, Phyllis Weintraub
Convenor: Jürgen Gross
Information Download: First Announcement (pdf)
Website: www.semio-chemicals2015.com

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Date,
Event, Place
16-19 November 2015:
The 2nd World Congress on the use of Biostimulants in Agriculture
, Florence, Italy.
Aims &
Topics
The 2nd World Congress on the use of Biostimulants in Agriculture, Florence, Italy, 16-19 November 2015.The 2nd World Biostimulants Congress will see over 1,000 delegates gather to explore the recently acquired scientific and technical knowledge on biostimulant products, which are increasingly used in crop production around the world, as well as the various aspects of legislation on these products in the main markets around the world
Contact biostimulants@newaginternational.com
Information Website: www.biostimulants2015.com

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Date,
Event, Place
23-25 November 2015:
miCROPe 2015: Microbe-assisted crop production – opportunities, challenges & needs
, Vienna, Austria.
Aims &
Topics
miCROPe 2015: Microbe-assisted crop production – opportunities, challenges & needs, 23-25 November 2015, Vienna, Austria.The use of microbial solutions in agriculture is still an under-utilized and highly innovative field, which has high potential to improve crop production in a sustainable manner. The aim of this symposium is to address various multi-disciplinary aspects related to the adoption of agricultural practices making use of microorganisms including mechanisms of beneficial plant-microbe interactions, microbiome understanding as well as issues related to the practical application of microorganisms. Sessions on the latter aspect will comprise formulation development and field studies. In addition to addressing scientific aspects we furthermore aim at integrating views from industry, NGOs and policy makers as well as to discuss with various stakeholders on economic, environmental and social benefits for consumers and farmers. The conference aims at providing a sound knowledge base for agricultural policy making, but will also contribute to the public debate on novel agricultural practices by integrating various stakeholders in the program.
Contact Telefon: +43 (1) 47654-6394, Telefax: +43 (1) 47654-6392, E-Mail: office@micrope.org
Information Website: www.micrope.org

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Date,
Event, Place
02-04 March 2016:
IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Pesticides and Beneficial Organisms", Chania, Crete, Greece.
Aims &
Topics
Details on the venue, topics, call for abstract, registration, fees, hotel etc… will be available in a few months.
Contact Convenor: Jean Pierre Jansen

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Date,
Event, Place
24-26 October 2016:
ABIM 2016, Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting
, Congress Center, Basel, Switzerland.
Aims &
Topics
ABIM 2016, Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting, Congress Center, Basel, Switzerland, 24-26 October 2016.The meeting is organised in cooperation by the International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association IBMA and the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL. ABIM provides an annual meeting place specifically adapted to the needs of the biocontrol industry.
Contact Conference secretary
Information Website: www.abim.ch

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Date,
Event, Place
23-25 October 2017:
ABIM 2017, Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting
, Congress Center, Basel, Switzerland.
Aims &
Topics
ABIM 2017, Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting, Congress Center, Basel, Switzerland, 23-25 October 2017.The meeting is organised in cooperation by the International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association IBMA and the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL. ABIM provides an annual meeting place specifically adapted to the needs of the biocontrol industry.
Contact Conference secretary
Information Website: www.abim.ch

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