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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.

 

IOBC-Global Newsletter Issue 109, July 2021

In this edition:

  • Message from the President
  • IOBC needs your help
  • Upcoming events
  • ICE2020 postponed to 2022 and preparation of ICE2024 started
  • 2nd Int Congress of Biological Control – ICBC2 – was a success
  • Reactions from early career biological control scientists attending ICBC2
  • Biocontrol offers a solution for sustainable agriculture; IBMA IEEP report
  • European agricultural subsidies will be used to stimulate sustainable agricultural practices; ec.europa.eu; common-agricultural-policy
  • Biocontrol of fall armyworm with native natural enemies by icipe (Kenya)
  • First classical biological control program against a weed in Europe
  • Want to see how much work is done on weed biocontrol in South Africa?
  • BioControl, the Official Journal of IOBC
  • Obituary Fred Bennett
  • New Books on Biological Control
  • Call for Biocontrol Training Initiatives
  • ...and more

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BioControl - New Issue

BioControl, Volume 66, Issue 4, August 2021 is now available!
11 articles in this issue.

Table and Contents:
https://link.springer.com/journal/10526/volumes-and-issues/66-4

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IOBC Ideabook: Download your free digital copy!

The Ideabook has been digitalized and is now available for free download.

Ecological Infrastructures: Ideabook on Functional Biodiversity at the Farm Level, Temperate Zones of Europe.
Boller, E.F., Häni, F. & Poehling, H.-M. (eds.), 2004. 220 pp.
English-German, 1st Edition, LBL, Lindau, ISBN 3-906776-07-7

This tool produced by IOBC-WPRS for farmers, farm advisers and students has found wide interest. In its first bilingual English-German version, it compiles many facts scattered in the literature or unpublished.

Free Download: IOBC Ideabook on Ecological Infrastructures (pdf)

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Candidates for the election of the IOBC-WPRS council and audit committee 2021-2025

The time has come to elect a new IOBC-WPRS council and audit committee for the period 2021-2025. With great pleasure we can present the new candidates for these elections.
We hope you are willing to take the time to vote for the new candidates as it is important to hear your opinion.
The instructions for voting have been send to all members. We kindly ask you to vote for the candidates before August the 28th 2021.

Looking forward to your vote!

Short CVs of the Canidates (pdf)

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IBMA & IEEP Press Release: Exploring the benefits of biocontrol for sustainable agriculture

A literature review on biocontrol in light of the European Green Deal, Institute for European Environmental Policy, Hulot, J.F. and Hiller, N. (2021)

A new report by the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) identifies the benefits of biocontrol as an alternative to environmentally harmful plant protection methods. The effect of plant protection methods on biodiversity and health are now at the centre of political and technical discussions. Particularly in face of the upcoming revision of the Sustainable Use Directive, a milestone within the implementation of the Green Deal objectives, it is essential to explore sustainable alternatives.

Read more and download the new report!

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IP & IPM: Practical Guidelines, accessible online (free)

The website section "Integrated Production, IP & IPM" including all the IP Practical Guidelines have been completely re-worked. The General Technical Guidelines, which were formerly described in a separate document, are now completely incorporated into the Crop Specific Technical Guidelines - there is no longer the need the consult two different documents per crop. Furthermore, the IP Practical Guidelines are now directly accessible online.
Benefit from the complete set of information and suggestions on how producers, technicians and institutions can apply the Integrated Production methods on different crops: Pome Fruits, Citrus, Grapes, Olives, Soft Fruits, Stone Fruits, Field Grown Vegetables, Arable Crops.

Consult the free online versions: IP Practical Guidelines

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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-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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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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