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Dear Colleagues,

We are happy to announce the Second International Congress of Biological Control (ICBC2), which will be held in Davos, Switzerland, from 26 to 30 April 2021. So please save these dates if you can!

The International Congress of Biological Control is the flagship event of the International Organisation of Biological Control (IOBC) , which promotes environmentally safe methods of pest and disease control. The congress is held every four years and the 2021 congress is being co-organized by CAB International (CABI) and IOBC Global.

This congress builds upon the 1st International Congress of Biological Control (held in Beijing in 2018), and the 1st International Conference of Biological Control (held in Bengaluru, India in 2018). Following the lead of these two meetings, the combined ICBC2 will provide a platform for multi- and inter-disciplinary biological control research and application. This congress is unique in serving as a meeting point for scientists and practitioners that are working on a wide breadth of biological control targets including insect pests, plant and animal diseases, weeds and invasive vertebrates.

Biological control science has experienced transformational advances in various critical areas over the past decades including risk assessment, commercial mass-rearing, and the elucidation of complex interactions. The discipline is therefore more poised than ever to contribute substantially to solving the world’s grand environmental and health challenges. A key to harnessing these advances for maximum benefit is to create strong linkages among different sub-disciplines, targets and approaches of biological control.

We hope that you can join us in this effort to broaden linkages in biological control science and increase the reach of biological control solutions worldwide.

More detailed information will follow.

In case you have questions please don’t hesitate to contact the local congress organizing secretariat via

Sincerely and with best wishes from the Current Organizing Committee:

Ulli Kuhlmann
CABI
Switzerland
u.kuhlmann@cabi.org
George E. Heimpel
IOBC Global
University of Minnesota
USA
heimp001@umn.edu
Barbara Barratt
IOBC Global
AgResearch
New Zealand
barbara.barratt
@agresearch.co.nz
Gopalsamy Sivakumar
ICAR – NBAIR
India
sivakumarg.nbaii@gmail.com

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