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.
Recently Postponed Meetings and New Meeting Announcements:
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 (virtually over two weeks). Safe the dates!
9th Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Protection of Olive Crops", 26.-29.10.2021, Lisbon, Portugal
IOBC-WPRS WG "Integrated Control in Protected Crops, Temperate and Mediterranean Climate", 28.-31.08.2023, Brest, France.
Share your current, ongoing research in a video: Despite the postponement - or rather because of this - we would like to stimulate cooperation and further support the high level of interactivity within the Working Group members: Create a video about your current research and share it with the community. Share your studies, get recognized and activate scientific exchange and discussions! Call for Video Contributions 2021
27th ICE Congress 2024, 25.-30.08.2024. Safe the date!
Important Approaching Deadlines:
- ICE2021Helsinki, XXVI ICE Congress 2021, International Congress of Entomology, 18.-23.07.2021, Finland.
Deadline for registration: 01.06.2021
10th International IPM Symposium, 28.02.-03.03.2022, Denver, Colorado USA. Call for session proposals reopened.
The deadline to edit an existing proposal or submit a new proposal is: 07.05.2021
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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