IOBC-WPRS News

 

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.

 

50th Anniversary of IOBC-Global, 1971 - 2021

On March 31, 1971, IOBC-Global was established in Rome at FAO headquarters as a worldwide organisation representing biological control and the former CILB became IOBC-WPRS, one of the six Regional Sections, which represent the world's major biogeographical zones.

Read more: IOBC-Global Celebrates the 50th Anniversary

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Let's celebrate! On March 31, 1971, IOBC-Global was established. (Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay.)

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IOBC-WPRS General Assembly 2021 and Council Elections

Dear IOBC member,

The IOBC-WPRS organizes every 4 years a General Assembly to discuss and make formal decisions about important issues in the organization. Unfortunately it will be too risky to organize a physical meeting, so the council decided to meet online. The exact date still needs to be decided, but it will be somewhere in October-November 2021. This will be announced later on.

In relation with the General Assembly, IOBC-WPRS will elect a new Council. More information can be found about the role of the General Assembly and the Council in the IOBC-WPRS Statutes and Byelaws.
Call for Candidates: IOBC-WPRS members who would like to be candidates for the Council election need to express their candidacy to the General Secretary (gerben.messelink@wur.nl) in a signed statement (DOC) before May 7th 2021. Each candidacy has to be supported by two voting members of IOBC-WPRS. Please do not hesitate to contact anyone in the council for further questions.

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Council Elections

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BioControl - New Issue

BioControl, Volume 66, Issue 2, April 2021 is now available!
13 articles in this issue.

Table and Contents:
https://link.springer.com/journal/10526/volumes-and-issues/66-2

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Book Announcement - Open Access

Area-Wide Integrated Pest Management
Development and Field Application
Edited ByJorge Hendrichs, Rui Pereira, Marc J.B. Vreysen
1st Edition, first published 2020, eBook published 1 January 2021

Open Access, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1201/9781003169239

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IOBC-Global Newsletter Issue 108,
December - January 2020-2021

In this edition:

  • Message from the President
  • 2nd Int Congress of Biological Control goes 100% virtual
  • ICE2020 postponed to 2022 and preparation of ICE2024 started
  • Upcoming events
  • Report of activities by the outgoing Secretary-General
  • Financial situation of IOBC Global during 2016-2020
  • BioControl, the Official Journal of IOBC
  • Obituary Robert F. Luck
  • New Books on Biological Control
  • Decision support tool biological control: BioProtection Portal
  • New Global WG on Biological control of insect pests of Solanaceous Crops (IOBC-BiCoSol)
  • Call for Biocontrol Training Initiatives and report of Three Days Bio-Control Training Course Pakistan
  • ...and more

Go to the Newsletter (pdf)

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

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IOBC-WPRS Bulletin, Vol. 154, 2020

Working Group "Integrated Protection in Viticulture". Proceedings of the Meeting at Vila Real (Portugal), 05 - 08 November, 2019. Edited by Carlo Duso, Christoph Hoffmann, Agnès Calonnec, René Fuchs, Mauro Jermini, Michael Maixner, Denis Thiery, and Tirtza Zahavi. ISBN 978-92-9067-339-2 [VI + 132 pp.].

Download ePublication: IOBC-WPRS Bulletin Vol. 154, 2020

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Book Announcement

Insect Pest Management
3rd Edition, November 2020
By: David Dent, Dent Associates Ltd, UK, Richard Binks, FreshTec, UK

Order here: https://www.cabi.org/bookshop/book/9781789241075

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3rd Edition, November 2020
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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

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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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Book Announcement

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

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