Welcome Note

On behalf of the conference chair (Dr. Sarah Jandricic, OMAFRA) and WPRS meeting convenor (Dr. Bruno Gobin, PCS), we are pleased to announce the next meeting of the IOBC/WPRS working GroupIntegrated Control in Protected crops Temperate Climate“.

The meeting will take place in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada on June 4 th -8 th , 2017.

This meeting attracts 100-120 attendees comprised of biocontrol researchers, industry representatives (e.g. biocontrol producers) and greenhouse growers. It provides an opportunity for updates on subjects such as current research, status of IPM in different countries and new biocontrol agents.

Activities will include 3-4 days of scientific discussion and presentations, bus tours of greenhouses highlighting the use of biological control, and a social program that will provide opportunities for further networking and information exchange.

The planning committee is looking forward to seeing you all in the beautiful Niagara region, a major hub of greenhouse crop production in Canada.


Sarah Jandricic
Conference Chair
Greenhouse Floriculture IPM Specialist
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA)