The International Biocontrol Manufacturers' Association (IBMA) is the worldwide association of biocontrol industries producing microorganisms, macroorganisms, semiochemicals and natural pesticides for plant protection and public health.
Alternative, biological and non-chemical plant protection has become an important issue worldwide, in order to correct the negative impact and the risks associated with the extensive and often inappropriate use of conventional chemical pesticides.
Based on long years of intensive research and development, the "Biocontrol industry" is growing fast and can offer safe and cost- effective solutions to society.
IBMA was created in 1995 to represent the views of these biological control producers, which are mainly small companies with limited resources: Manufacturers, research organisations, extension services, consultants, distributors, all contributing to the development of biocontrol and participating in IBMA activities.
With members throughout the World, IBMA is a worldwide organisation for biological crop protection, sustainable soil management, animal health and public hygiene.
IBMA actively seeks to form a global federation of likeminded regional associations and have already formed a working link with BPIA in North America.
IBMA participate in the activities of international organisations such as OECD, FAO, WHO, the International Forum for Chemical Safety, the European Commission, etc…
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Event: IOBC-IBMA-PAN Europe joint symposium on "Feeding Europe with less pesticides", European Parliament, 05.112.2013
Event: SmartFruit IPM International Congress, Spain, 02.-04.02.2014
Report (pdf) by Mr. D. Cary
Plant Protection Corner Article (pdf)
IBMA Newsletter, Post ABIM 2013
For IBMA Members only: Newsletter (pdf)
IBMA and its future - Strategic sessions at the IBMA Away Day
For IBMA Members only:Report (pdf)
Annual Members' Directory: 'Who's Who' of the biocontrol industry
Successful Vegetal World Congress and Exhibition, Oct. 2013
IBMA Public Positions
New Position Papers
IBMA España sponsors 3rd Conference on pheromones, lure, traps and biological control
For IBMA Members only: IBMA Global, Presentation to EFSA, 22.07.2013 (pdf)
Event: 12th New Ag International Conf. & Exhibition, Poland,
Event: IOBC-WPRS WG Biological control of fungal and bacterial plant pathogens,
"From the field to the laboratory and back again", Sweden, 15.-18.06.2014
IBMA Spain present in SMART FRUIT Congress
Grants for financial support for applications for authorisation of alternative plant protection products.
For IBMA Members only: Fifth call for applications
Commercially produced bumblebees pose no threat to wild bumblebees. Industry Statement
IBMA España is patron member of AESaVE: More information
OECD - Chemical and bio-pesticides used for the purpose of plant protection in agriculture and related areas: Flyer
Next Annual Biocontrol Industry Meetings