See the 2012 Carabid Short Course summary
We have also voted changes in IOBC NRS Statutes as of 21 December 2012. See IOBC Nearctic Section Statutes By-Laws for further details.
New review of potato biocontrol available as a free PDF:
Weber, Donald C. 2013. Biological Control of Potato Insect Pests. Pp. 399-437 in Insect Pests of Potato, Global Perspectives on Biology and Management, edited by Philippe Giordanengo, Charles Vincent, and Andrei Alyokhin. Academic Press. Note: this chapter is not copyrighted.
See calendar of upcoming meetings!
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4th International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods, Pucón, Chile, 4-8 March, 2013
More information about the symposium here: www.isbca.org, including the History and Mission of this series of international symposia on biological control of arthropods, meeting format, scientific and organizing committee, meeting location and venue, among others.
Session Proposals deadline was February 10, 2012. Tania Zaviezo, Organizing Committee Chair, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2nd International Symposium on the Molecular Detection of Trophic Interactions
May 13 – 17, 2013 http://www.ca.uky.edu/mti2/
James Harwood, Organizer and long-time IOBC member: "I hope many of you can plan to attend this meeting that will focus on all aspect of food web interactions using molecular approaches – and examine these relationships in terrestrial, freshwater and marine systems. In addition to an exciting program of talks and posters, we have an excellent social program, including a welcome reception, bourbon tasting night, banquet and optional post-conference tour of local places of interest."
Pre-registration is available at the above website. Full registration details will be available soon, together with a link to the discounted hotel room reservations at the Hilton Lexington Downtown.
In the meantime, please contact James if you have any questions:
Department of Entomology, University of Kentucky
S225 Agricultural Science Center North, Lexington KY 40546 USA
Tel. 859 257 4264
Fax 859 323 1120
Request for contributions: Biological Control: A Guide to Natural Enemies in North America
Would you like to share information on your favorite important biological control agent? For the past 18 years we’ve been developing the website, Biological Control: A Guide to Natural Enemies in North America (http://www.biocontrol.entomology.cornell.edu/). This guide provides photographs and descriptions of biological control agents of insect, disease, and weed pests in North America. It is also a tutorial on the concept and practice of biological control and integrated pest management (IPM). The site serves as a resource for scientists and the general public and get >50,000 visits a year. Most recently, we have been developing a section for elementary students that includes video games.
If you would like to write a unit for the website, please contact Tony Shelton (email@example.com). Credit will be given for suitable articles.
The International Organization for Biological Control (IOBC) was established in 1956 to promote environmentally safe methods of pest and disease control in plant protection. The Global Council sponsors many international working groups and publishes a newsletter. For more information about the working groups and IOBC-Global, follow the link above to their website.
Summary of Joint IOBC – Nearctic and Neotropic Regional Sections Conference -- click below !
Biocontrol in the Americas – Past, Present and Future --
May 11-13, 2010
Links to PDFs of presented papers.