International Organization for Biological and Integrated Control
of Noxious Animals and Plants (IOBC), West Palearctic Regional Section (WPRS)


Organisation Internationale de Lutte Biologique et Intégrée contre
les Animaux et les Plantes Nuisibles (OILB), Section Régionale Ouest Paléarctique (SROP)


8th Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group
“Integrated Control of Plant-Feeding Mites”
5-8 September 2023
Belgrade, Serbia




Dear colleagues,

on behalf of the IOBC-WPRS, we are pleased to announce the 8th meeting of the Working Group “Integrated Control of Plant-Feeding Mites”, which will be held in Belgrade, the capitol of Serbia, after two years of delay. We invite fellow scientists and professionals from public and private sectors, as well as graduate and post-graduate students dealing with integrated control of mite pests in greenhouse and open field crops. The Working Group areas of interest include:

     • new developments in biological and chemical mite control
     • integrated management of mite pests
     • biology, ecology, and behavior of predatory mites and their prey above and below ground
     • the effects of climate change on mite pest management

A second circular will be published by February 2023, providing with further information on the venue, organizing and scientific committees, student competition, registration fees, accommodation, instructions for submitting abstracts and final papers, poster formats, and the preliminary scientific program.


Looking forward to welcoming you in Belgrade.



Dejan Marčić                                                                         George Broufas 

Institute of Pesticides and Environmental                  Protection Democritus University of Thrace                                 

Local organizer                                                                     Convener



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