MORE Conservation biocontrol in action!
See the YouTube video "A Biological Control Buffet in the Salad Bowl of America" in which Eric Brennan, USDA-ARS Salinas California, explains and entertains his combination of hedgerows, cover crops, and insectary plants to support syrphid natural enemies. It works, and the results are on your salad plate!
Congratulations to our 2015 Award Winners
Mark Hoddle -- Distinguished Scientist Award
Paul Abram -- O’Neal Outstanding PhD Student Award
Michael Bredeson -- Outstanding Masters Student Award
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 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.
See calendar of upcoming meetings!
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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.