Dear Colleagues,

We are happy to announce the Third International Congress of Biological Control (ICBC3) will be held in San José, Costa Rica, from Monday 24th June to Thursday 27th of June 2024 – please save the dates!

The International Congress of Biological Control is the flagship event of the International Organisation for Biological Control (IOBC) which promotes environmentally safe methods of pest and disease control.

The 2024 congress, co-organized by CABI and IOBC, builds on the 1st International Congress of Biological Control (Beijing, 2018), the 1st International Conference of Biological Control (Bengaluru, 2018) and the 2nd International Congress of Biological Control (Davos, 2021). ICBC3 will provide a platform for multi and inter-disciplinary biological control research and application. This congress will be co-organized locally by the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock of Costa Rica which promotes the use of biological control approaches as a sustainable method for the management of key indigenous and introduced pests.

This congress is unique in serving as a meeting point for scientists and practitioners who are working on a wide breadth of biological control targets including insect pests, plant and animal diseases, weeds and invasive vertebrates whether they use importation, augmentation or conservation as approaches and whether they are interested in basic science related to biological control or in improving applications.

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

You can help us to spread the word about ICBC3 by forwarding this email.

Further information about the event will be posted soon on this newly established webpage and should you have any questions, please contact the local congress organizing secretariat:

With best wishes,

Ulli Kuhlmann
Martin Hill
IOBC Global
Rhodes University
South Africa
George E. Heimpel
IOBC Global
University of Minnesota