This is the first circular for the forthcoming First International Congress of Biological Control
to be held at Beijing Friendship Hotel and Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
, May 14-16, 2018
. This congress, hosted jointly by Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), Chinese Society of Plant Protection (CSPP) and International Organization for Biological Control (IOBC) will cover a wide range of biological control topics regarding insect pests, invasive weeds and plant diseases.
The purpose of the conference is to strengthen communication and cooperation between researchers investigating biological control techniques of insect pests, invasive weeds and plant diseases, and to promote the global development of biological control technology and industry. The theme of this congress is：Biological Control for a Healthy Planet with a sub-theme of Interdisciplinary Biological Control.
The organizers have invited many excellent scientists to attend the congress and more excellent investigators are joining the congress. They are confident that you will enjoy the congress in Beijing, China’s beautiful and historic capital city and discuss new developments and future directions of biological control with scientists around the world.
The conference will include three sessions: plenary of lectures, invited speeches, poster session and the exhibition of new technologies and products. Topics will include, but no limited to, the following:
Integration of the various classes of biological control
• Biological control of plant diseases, insect pests and weeds
• Biological control as a means of preserving biodiversity
• The impact of climate change on biological control
• Risk assessment and biosafety for biological control
• Industrial policy and market development of biological control
• Socio-economic impacts and capacity building for biological control
• Current status and uptake of biological control in the Belt and Road countries
China Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS)
Chinese Society of Plant Protection (CSPP)
International Organization for Biological Control (IOBC)
Institute of Plant Protection, CAAS
State Key Laboratory of Plant Diseases and Insect Pests
Strategic Alliance of Biotechnology and Biological Control
Chinese Ministry of Agriculture -CABI Joint Laboratory for Bio-safety.
International Organization for Biological Control Asia and the Pacific Regional Section.
Chinese Society of Plant Pathology.
Entomological Society of China.
China A/gricultural University.
Jilin Agricultural University.
Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
Harbin Institute of Technology.
Beijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences.
Shandong Academy of Agricultural Sciences Institute of Plant Protection.
DaBeiNong Group Company.
Beijing Zhong Bao Green Agricultural Group.
Jiangxi Xinlong Biological Polytron Technologies Inc.
CCPIT Sub-Council of Chemical Industry.
Pherobio Technology Co., Ltd.
Shanxi Green Shield biological products limited liability company
This congress has been approved by the Ministry of Agriculture and the State Council of the People's Republic of China.