Plant protection in viticulture is matter of discussion due to the undesirable effects of pesticide use on human health and the environment. EU has launched various measures to reduce negative impacts of intensive management practices and to promote the transition towards more ecologically-based pest management methods. In addition, climate change poses particular regional challenges in the different wine-growing countries. While heat, drought and fire are pushing viticulture to its limits here, other areas are struggling at times with continuous rain and fungal diseases. The particular challenge here is to develop plant protection and cultivation systems that are as sustainable and effective as possible for each region. Research in this field is producing excellent results but their implementation in practice is still challenging. For our working group, which represents the wine-growing regions of the Western Palearctic, it is particularly important to understand scientifically the regional bottlenecks of sustainability and to communicate towards policy-makers that these may vary greatly from region to region.

We are pleased to invite you to the Conference of the IOBC/WPRS Working Group “Integrated Protection in Viticulture” that will take place at Logroño, Spain. This international conference (3 – 5 October 2023) aims to bring together scientists, researchers, students and consultants working on biological control and integrated protection in viticulture. This conference offers opportunities to share ideas and to discuss current research findings. Promising areas for future research will be identified. The Symposium will be organised under the auspices of the International Organisation for Biological and Integrated Control (IOBC) by the Instituto de Ciencias de la Vid y del Vino (ICVV).

We invite participants to attend this conference and to present their latest research results.
We look forward to seeing you in Logroño,
  Christoph Hoffmann (convenor)
  David Gramaje (local organizer)



1.    Advances in knowledge and new solutions against diseases
a)    Pathogens - plant interactions
b)    Resistant varieties: strengths and weakness
c)    Inducing resistance through chemical or agro-technical means
d)    Pathogens – arthropods relationships

2.    New strategies in arthropod pest control
a)    Conservation biological control in viticulture
b)    Bio-ecology and management of invasive pests in viticulture
c)    Disruption in communication and pest control

3.    Sustainable management of soil and weeds
a)    Alternatives to herbicides
b)    Soil management strategies: implications for pest control

4.    IPM implementation and tools for sustainable viticulture
a)    New technologies and products aimed at reducing pesticide use
b)    Organic viticulture: opportunities and limitations



Scientific Committee will be available soon



Raquel Campos Herrera (ICVV)
Rebeca Bujanda Muñoz (ICVV)
David Gramaje (ICVV)
Saioa Legarrea Imizcoz (University of La Rioja)
Beatriz López Manzanares (ICVV)
Vicente Marco Mancebón (University of La Rioja)
Ignacio Pérez Moreno (University of La Rioja)
José Luis Ramos Sáez de Ojer (ICVV)



Monday, 2nd October - Accommodation in the hotel and evening-welcome

Tuesday, 3rd October - morning registration, morning + afternoon sessions with presentations and posters, cocktail

Wednesday, 4th October - morning sessions with presentations and congress Tour

Thursday, 5th October - morning + afternoon sessions with presentations and posters and gala dinner



Opening for abstract submission: 1st March 2023
Deadline for abstract submission: 2nd May 2023
Notification of abstract revision: 1st June 2023
Notification of abstract acceptance: 15th June 2023
Deadline early registration and authors registration: 5th July 2023

3-5 October 2023: IOBC-WPRS



Registration via the conference website (available soon) is required to attend all the scientific sessions and social events. Please note that only fully registered participants will be admitted to the scientific sessions. A personalized confirmation e-mail will be sent to each participant once the payment of the registration fee has been received either through the online system.

   Registration type

Early registration
(until 5th July)

Late registration
(after 5th July)

   IOBC Member 395,00 € 495,00 €
   IOBC Non-Member* 495,00 € 595,00 €
   PhD student, young Post-Doc# Member 230,00 € 330,00 €
   PhD student, young Post-Doc# Non-Member*
335,00 €
435,00 €

* The fee includes IOBC-WPRS membership for one year
# A certificate confirming student status is required to be submitted as a scanned copy to the Secretariat office of the conference

Full registration fee includes:
•    Welcome reception event/cocktail

•    Congress Tour

•    Official conference program and participant’s package

•    All lunches, cocktails and mid-session coffee breaks

•    Gala dinner



The online platform for abstract submission will be available soon.



 A list of hotels with prices and reference code will be available soon.