professional groups

IBMA consists of 4 professional groups, each representing different segments of the Biocontrol industry. They gather manufacturers of solutions for the control of pests and diseases.

Macrobials – Invertebrate Biocontrol Agents (IBCA) :

This Professional Group gathers Producers of macroorganisms – insects, mites and entomopathogenic nematodes (EPNs).

Microbials – Microbial Biocontrol Agents (MBCA) :

Professional Group of Producers of beneficial pathogens used in crop protection – such as bacteria, fungi, virus(es) and of beneficial soil microorganisms (endo mycorhizes or depolluting soil agents).

Natural Substances

Professional Group of Producers of natural substances (excluding semiochemicals)


This Professional Group brings together Producers of insect pheromones/ semiochemicals, as well as other types of
bioactive molecules.