Welcome to the International Organisation for Biological Control -
Asia and Pacific Regional Section

 

  • The braconid parasitoid (Microctonus aethiopoides) stalking its host the clover root weevil (Sitona obsoletus). Photo by Tony Mander
  • Trichosirocalus horridus on Cirsium vulgare. Photo by Ronny Groenteman (Landcare Research)
  • Seminar "Research and Applications of Biological Control", National Agricultural Biological Security Science Center, IPP-CAAS, 9 July 2014
  • The braconid parasitoid (Microctonus aethiopoides) stalking its host the clover root weevil (Sitona obsoletus). Photo by Tony Mander
  • The braconid parasitoid (Microctonus hyperodae) stalking its host Argentine stem weevil (Listronotus bonariensis). Photo by Tony Mander
  • Daniel Than exploring fungal pathogens as weed biocontrol agents. Photo by Lynley Hayes (Landcare Research)
  • White clover root damaged by clover root weevil larva (Sitona obsoletus). Photo by Tony Mander
  • White clover foliage damage from clover root weevil adults (Sitona obsoletus). Photo by Tony Mander
  • Hugh Gourlay releasing ragwort (Jacobaea vulgaris) agents, West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island. Photo by Lynley Hayes (Landcare Research)
  • Tortoise beetle Cassida rubiginosa larvae and feeding damage on Cirsium arvense. Photo by Ronny Groenteman (Landcare Research)
  • Tortoise beetle Cassida rubiginosa (green thistle beetle) adult. Photo: M. Cripps, AgResearch.
  • Leaf beetle Chrysolina quadrigemina adults out-breaking on Hypericum perforatum. Photo by Ronny Groenteman (Landcare Research)
  • Field experimental plots to examine the effect of elevated temperature on biological control impact. Photo by Xinmin Lu
  • Phytoseiulus persimilis prey on mites eggs. Photo by Xuenong Xu (IPP-CAAS)
  • Neoseiulus barkeri prey on thrips. Photo by Xuenong Xu (IPP-CAAS)
  • Amblyseius orientalis prey on whitefly. Photo by Xuenong Xu (IPP-CAAS)
  • Neoseiulus californicus prey on mites. Photo by Xuenong Xu (IPP-CAAS)

 

The International Organisation for Biocontrol (IOBC) is affiliated with the International Council of Scientic Unions (ICSU) as the Section of Biological Control of the International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS).
The IOBC was established in 1955 to promote sustainable and environmentally safe methods of pest and disease control in plant protection. In addition to the global organisation, the IOBC has six Regional Sections with their own Executive Committee. There are also nine Working Groups (WG) within Global IOBC which are forums developed under the IOBC umbrella that serve to promote communication between biocontrol workers interested in particular topics. The Asia and Pacific Regional Section,. encourages collaboration between all disciplines within biocontrol including entomology, plant pathology, plant and vertebrate pest control. Like all sections within the IOBC, the IOBC-APRS have members that are enthusiastic about developing, promoting and extending the use of environmentally safe methods of pest control.

The Asia and Pacific Regional Section encompasses countries from throughout Asia, Oceania and the Pacific. Our members are from a variety of backgrounds and all bring excellent skills and knowledge to the society.

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Events: Conferences, Meetings and Activities

For more information about upcoming events: Consult the section "Events".
Information about past conferences, meetings and activities: Visit the Event Archive.

Events Meeting Time-Table:

New Zealand Plant Protection Society (NZPPS) Conference 2019
13-15 August 2019, Auckland, New Zealand
 
20th NSW Weeds Conference
26-29 August 2019, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.
 
27th Asian Pacific Weed Science Society Conference (APWSS)
3-6 September 2019, Riverside Majestic Hotel, Kuching, Sarawak.
  27th Asian Pacific Weed Science Society Conference (APWSS), 3-6 September 2019, Riverside Majestic Hotel, Kuching, Sarawak.
6th International Entomophagous Insects Conference
09-13 September 2019, Perugia, Italy.
  6th International Entomophagous Insects Conference, 09-13 September 2019, Perugia, Italy.
IOBC-Global Working Group meeting: 14th International Symposium Ecology of Aphidophaga
16-20 September 2019, Montreal (Quebec), Canada.
  14th International Symposium Ecology of Aphidophaga, 16-20 September 2019, Montreal (Quebec), Canada.
Biocontrol Asia 2019
25-27 September 2019, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China.
  Biocontrol Asia 2019, 25-27 September 2019, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China.
2nd International IOBC-APRS Workshop: Predatory Mites as Biological Control Agents
16-19 October 2019, Chongquing, China.
  Participants of the 1st International Workshop of IOBC-APRS, "Predatory Mites as Biological Control Agent's" Working Group meeting, Beijing, China, 15-19 May 2016
Meeting of IUFRO WG 7.03.13, Biological Control of Forest Insect Pests and Pathogens
6-8 November 2019 (with post-meeting field trip 8-11 November), Pretoria, South Africa.
  Meeting of IUFRO WG 7.03.13, Biological Control of Forest Insect Pests and Pathogens, 6-8 November 2019, Pretoria, South Africa
XIX International Plant Protection Congress (IPPC2019), "Crop Protection to Outsmart Climate Change for Food Security & Environmental Conservation"
10-14 November 2019, Hyderabad, India.
  XIX International Plant Protection Congress (IPPC2019), 10-14 November 2019, Hyderabad, India
Australian Entomological Society 50th AGM and Scientific Conference – 2019 Conference
01-04 December 2019, Brisbane, Australia.
  Australian Entomological Society 50th AGM and Scientific Conference – 2019 Conference, 01-04 December 2019, Brisbane, Australia.
Australasian Plant Pathology Society Conference Strong Foundations, Future Innovations
25-28 November 2019, Melbourne, Australia
  Australasian Plant Pathology Society Conference, 25.-28.11.2019, Melbourne, Australia
22nd Australasian Weeds Conference (22AWC)
25-28 October 2020, Adelaide, Australia.
  22nd Australasian Weeds Conference (22AWC), 25-28 October 2020, Adelaide, Australia.