West Palearctic Regional Section (WPRS) is one of six Regional Sections of the International Organization for Biological Control (IOBC). Members of IOBC-WPRS are individual scientists, governmental, scientific or commercial organizations from 24 countries of Europe, Mediterranean region and the Middle East.
IOBC-WPRS encourages collaboration in promoting feasible and environmentally safe methods of pest and pathogen control.
IOBC-WPRS fosters research and practical application, organizes meetings, symposia, offers training and information, especially of biological methods of control, but also of all methods, including chemicals, within an integrated pest management context. Major activities include development and standardization of testing methods for effects of pesticides on beneficial species, pest and disease damage assessment, modeling in relation to pest and disease management, and the practical implementation of biological and integrated controls for pests and diseases of particular crops.
For more information about IOBC-WPRS please visit https://www.iobc-wprs.org