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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.

 

BioControl - New Issue

BioControl, Volume 65, Issue 5, October 2020 is now available!
Table and Contents:
https://link.springer.com/journal/10526/volumes-and-issues/65-5

Publish your next paper in BioControl! Working on a manuscript right now? We encourage you to consider publishing in BioControl, the official journal of IOBC. Have an idea for a Special Issue? We are open to suggestions for special issues! Online submission at https://www.editorialmanager.com/bico

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IOBC-WPRS Bulletin, Vol. 152, 2020

Working Group "Integrated Protection in Oak Forests". Proceedings of the Meeting at Oeiras (Portugal), 08 - 11 October, 2019. Edited by Arturo Cocco, María-Esperanza Sánchez and Mohamed Lahbib Ben Jamâa. ISBN 978-92-9067-337-8 [XV + 201 pp.].

Download ePublication: IOBC-WPRS Bulletin Vol. 152, 2020

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IOBC-Global Newsletter Issue 107, June-July 2020

In this edition:

  • President's Column
  • IOBC-Global Committee Elections, results
  • General Assembly
  • Announcing changes to Statutes & Bylaws
  • Mathematical modelling of biological control interaction to support: A new initiative
  • Introduced Natural Enemies of Parthenium Weed a Success in East Africa
  • Biological control potential in Pakistan for Fall armyworm Spodoptera frugiperda (Noctuidae: Lepidoptera) in Pakistan
  • and more...

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IOBC-Global Newsletter contributions, ideas, comments:
Contact secretary-general@iobc-global.org

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Book Announcement

Integrative Biological Control - Ecostacking for Enhanced Ecosystem Services,
Edited by: Yulin Gao, Heikki M. T. Hokkanen and Ingeborg Menzler-Hokkanen, April 2020, 248 pages, ISBN 978-3-030-44837-0

Order here: https://www.springer.com/us/book/9783030448370

Chapter 2 of this book is available open.

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INSECT DOCTORS - successful online course in June 2020

The PhD course "Concepts and terms in insect pathology and their placement in the general context of diseases and health" was held successfully for INSECT DOCTORS PhD candidates and a few additional participants. Read more >>

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IBMA, Press Release

IBMA is delighted to see the European Commission's new Farm to Fork strategy puts alternative to chemical pesticides at the top of the agenda and with this the revision of the Sustainable Use for Pesticides Directive to fully implement Integrated Pest Management (IPM) throughout Europe. IBMA with its partners IOBC and PAN Europe have long established an IPM triangle which puts biology first in farming practices - which includes agronomy, mechanical and biological control -, which is key to developing a resilient agriculture for the future.

Discover the new website presenting how Biocontrol is already a reality: https://www.ibmabiocontrolsuccess.org

Download: Full Press Release (pdf)

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In Memoriam Dr. Sherif A. Hassan †

On April 7, 2020, Dr. Sherif Hassan, for many years an employee and until his retirement Scientific Director of the Institute for Biological Control in Darmstadt, died at the age of 80 years.

Aside from his own scientific achievements, Dr. Hassan made major contributions to the field by coordinating and taking responsibility for important research tasks as head of various national and international working groups.
Internationally, under the auspices of the IOBC-Global (International Organisation for Biological Control), he founded the working group "Trichogramma and other egg parasites," which brought together scientists through regularly organised conferences as well as the already mentioned "Egg Parasitoid News," connecting their activities in the best possible way. The working group "Pesticides and Beneficial Organisms" of the IOBC-West Palaearctic Regional Section, which he headed for many years, very successfully promoted the development of standard testing procedures and methods to evaluate possible side effects of plant protection products on beneficial organisms.

Read more: Obituray

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Updated IP Guidelines: Grapes

Crop Specific Technical Guidelines for Integrated Production of Grapes (Wine and Table Grapes), 5th edition, 2020.
IOBC-WPRS Commission IP Guidelines with the support of the IOBC-WPRS Working Groups, specifically the Working Group on "Integrated Protection in Viticulture".
Edited by: Carlo Malavolta & Carlo Duso

Download ePublication: IP Guidelines Grapes

Important note: Crop specific technical guidelines cannot be read separately from the IP General Technical Guidelines on Annual and Perennial Crops.

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Book Announcement

Integrated Pest and Disease Management in Greenhouse Crops, 2nd edition, 2019
This book represents a new, completely updated, version of a book edited by two of the current editors, published with Springer in 1999. It covers pest and disease management of greenhouse crops, providing readers the basic strategies and tactics of integrated control together with its implementation in practice, with case studies with selected crops. The diversity of editors and authors provides readers a complete picture of the world situation of IPM in greenhouse crops.
Editors: Maria Lodovica Gullino, Ramon Albajes, Philippe C. Nicot
Have a glimpse: Free Preview.

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MyGreenTrainingBox

MyGreenTrainingBox, an E-learning platform created by experts in green agriculture and digital learning - is accessible for everyone, for free and without any limitations. Languages: English, Spanish, French and Italian.
More information can be found here.

Do not miss the opportunity to try out this Digital Training on Biocontrol Technologies. Sign-in and Discover: MyGreenTrainingBox


Screenshot of the IPM chapter, section "The history of IPM", video at 1:21.

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Plants Will Thrive #IYPH2020 - a song about the challenge to produce crops with no pesticides

Listen to this beautiful and inspiring song in honour of the International Year of Plant Health:
Plants Will Thrive #IYPH2020
- a song about the challenge to produce crops with no pesticides.

From Cindy E. MORRIS, Senior Scientist / Research Director, INRAE:
"On the Idea-Board at the 2019 APS meeting in Cleveland, someone wrote that we need a song about plant health for the IYPH. That challenge spoke to me. I hope that you will enjoy the result - and that the amateur skills of the author do not outweigh the potential utility of this film as a communication tool for inspiring interest in plant health and pushing forward ecological ways to manage plant health."

Listen to the song: https://youtu.be/hG-9F4248rw

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International Year of Plant Health, #IYPH2020

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Announcement: New Book, December 2019

Biological Control in Latin America and the Caribbean
Edited by Joop C. van Lenteren, Vanda H.P. Bueno, M. Gabriela Luna and Yelitza C. Colmenarez, December 2019.
Written mainly by IOBC NTRS authors. Get more information and description.

The book can be ordered in the CABI bookshop: https://www.cabi.org/bookshop/book/9781789242430

IOBC members are invited to use the code CCIOBC20 for a 20% discount when purchasing copies for individual use only. This discount is available until the end of December 2020.

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