The International Organisation for Biological Control of Noxious Animals and Plants (IOBC - is represented in Latin America by the Neotropical Section (NTRS). The NTRS/IOBC was proposed after a series of discussions initiated during the First Round Table for Biological Control organized by Mario Vaughan (FAO), in Santiago, Chile, in 1984. As a result of the propositions from this initial discussion, Jack Coulson (IOBC-Global President) and Jean-Paul Aeschlimann (IOBC-Global Secretary) initiated contacts with biological control specialists in 1988 for the establishment of the Neotropical Regional Section (NTRS). The NTRS was officially formed in 1989 during the 2nd Round Table for Biological Control, held in Tucumán, Argentina.

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GSB 2023
3rd Global Soil Biodiversity Conference (GSB 2023), 13-15 March 2023,
ICBI 2023
4th International Congress on Biological Invasions (ICBI2023), 1-4 May 2023, Christchurch (Otautahi), New Zealand (Aotearoa).
ISBCW 2023
ISBCW: XVI International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, 07-12 May 2023 Puerto Iguazú, Misiones, Argentina.
Juazeiro-BA, Brasil Datas: 23/07/2023 - 27/07/2023
Plant Health 2023
ISBCW: XVI International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, 12-16 August 2023, Denver, Colorado, USA.
ICPP2023: 12th International Congress on Plant Pathology, 20-25 August 2023, Lyon, France.

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