Due to the Covid-19-pandemic the 38th annual meeting of the WG Beneficial Arthropods & Entomopathogenic Nematodes in 2021 again had to be cancelled and was postponed to 2022. A new date has not yet been decided upon.

Dr. Annette Herz
Julius Kühn-Institut, Bundesforschungsanstalt für Kulturpflanzen
Institut für Biologischen Pflanzenschutz
Heinrichstraße 243
64287 Darmstadt

Dr. Ralf-Udo Ehlers
Gesellschaft für Biotechnologie und biologischen Pflanzenschutz mbH
Klausdorfer Str. 28-36
24223 Schwentinental

  • Promoting the exchange of experiences and the cooperation between researchers, producers of beneficial organisms, and consultants
  • Debating studies (incl. unfinished ones)
  • Discussion of biology, behavior, and documentation of beneficial arthropods in the field
  • Methods of preservation, support, cultivation, and application of beneficial organisms
  • Importance of beneficial organisms for plant protection
  • Methods of protection and support
  • Methods of mass cultivation and application
  • Planning and analyzing experiments
  • Quality control
  • Amalgamation with chemical pesticides
  • Documenting the side effects of chemical compounds

The working group cooperates with the DGaaE ("German Society for General and Applied Entomology") - together they are partners in a common working group.

Conference participants are researchers from the fields of entomology, ecology, and phytomedicine, from federal and state plant protection services, producers of beneficial organisms, and consultants in biological plant protection.