ABIM 2017 Registration remains open with the early bird fee available until 15 July only

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Bernard Blum Award 2017 for Novel Biocontrol Solutions

IBMA is very proud to announce a unique opportunity to call for nominations from the industry for novel biocontrol solutions that will make an impact on this rapidly growing market.

IBMA will award a trophy, interview and product placement in New Ag International and 2BMonthly publications, as well as complementary registration for ABIM 2018 and the 3 shortlisted finalists will have a poster to display their innovations at ABIM 2017, the premier global biocontrol industry event.

It is expected that the winning entry will have a high impact in management of pests or diseases whilst having a low impact on human health and the environment.

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IBMA Members

IBMA is a trade association representing the manufacturers of Biocontrol solutions and is proud to have wide range of members to enrich the association.

  • A large percentage of IBMA members are Small, Medium Enterprises (SMEs).
  • IBMA Members’ provide Biocontrol solutions to manage pests and diseases.
  • IBMA Members’ Biocontrol solutions are preferred resources for conventional farming systems in integrated pest management (IPM) when intervention is required.
  • IBMA Members’ Biocontrol solutions are normally suitable to use in organic farming systems.
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International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association

Providing farmers with the best tools to effectively manage pests and diseases now and in the future For use in conventional IPM based and Organic farming systems, our members in the biocontrol industry are supplying modern, green tools inspired by, harnessed or harvested from nature to help protect the crops of today and, importantly tomorrow!

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IBMA is a member of global G.A.P. G.A.P. stands for Good Agricultural Practice and GLOBAL G.A.P. is the worldwide standard that assures it. GLOBAL G.A.P. is an organisation with a crucial objective: safe, sustainable agriculture worldwide; it sets voluntary standards for the certification of agricultural products around the globe, and more and more producers, suppliers and buyers are harmonising their certification standards to match. Visit the Global G.A.P website to discover more.

Professional Groups

IBMA has four professional groups representing the manufacturers of solutions from the biocontrol industry for the control of pests and diseases

  • MACROBIALS - INVERTEBRATE BIOCONTROL AGENTS (IBCA) PROFESSIONAL GROUP 
  • MICROBIALS- MICROBIAL BIOCONTROL AGENTS (MBCA) PROFESSIONAL GROUP
  • NATURAL AND BIOCHEMICAL PRODUCTS PROFESSIONAL GROUP 
  • SEMIOCHEMICALS PROFESSIONAL GROUP
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IBMA, the voice of the Biocontrol Industry

The International Biocontrol Manufacturers' Association (IBMA) is a European focused association of biocontrol industries producing microorganisms, macroorganisms, semiochemicals and natural pesticides for plant protection, animal housing, home and garden and public health uses.

Biological and non-chemical plant protection products have become important solutions globally, in the quest towards sustainable production of food and pest management of public spaces. They offer new possibilities for farmers to include them in IPM programmes and increase sustainability of agriculture.

Based on long years of intensive research and development, the "Biocontrol industry" is growing fast and can offer safe and cost-effective solutions to the benefit of all facets of society.

IBMA was created in 1995 to represent the views of these biological control producers, with diverse origins and structures. We have a high percentage of member companies qualifying as SMEs (Small Medium Enterprises) often with limited resources: Manufacturers, research organisations, extension services, consultants, distributors, all contribute to the development of biocontrol, benefit from and participate in IBMA activities.

IBMA is an association active on many levels:

We promote and defend our members’ activities and points of view at all levels, and share our expertise with relevant stakeholders and our members.

With members throughout the world, IBMA is a founding member of  BioProtection Global (BPG), the global federation for biological crop protection,  animal health and public hygiene. Currently BPG covers Europe, North America, Brazil and South Africa. Further expansion is anticipated.

IBMA participate in the activities of international government organisations including OECD, FAO, WHO, UNEP, the European Commission, EFSA, etc. We also engage with other stakeholders including farmer organisations, NGOs and other associations. A lot of this activity will be passed to BPG with IBMA involvement in future.

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2017-06-20

IBMA and Copa- Cogeca Workshop on Regulatory Policy on Bacillus cereus - Conclusions and presentations available online

The purpose of the workshop was to demonstrate the safety of products and provide an open dialogue on this essential topic. Key food companies, food labs, biocontrol manufacturers, grower organizations, Commission and member state representatives as well as experts from academia attended. Read the conclusions and find all the presentations on our website
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2017-06-20

REFIT procedure for Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 and Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 - Questionnaire for IBMA members to be answered by 30th June

IBMA invites members to report on their experience with the implementation of the PPP Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 and Regulation (EC) No 396/2005. Please answer by 30th June.
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2017-06-19

ABIM 2017, 23 October - 25 October 2017, Basel, Switzerland

ABIM is the premier global meeting for the biocontrol industry and is internationally recognised as the global platform for the industry to network, discover and unveil new products, market opportunities and research areas.
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