Climate change and Dryland stresses, Pests and diseases
Dryland cereals, Grain legumes
Want to ensure food security? Outsmart climate change to protect crops from pests, diseases and weeds
Climate Change,International Plant Protection Congress, IPPC-2019, Global pests, Fall Armyworm, Biological Control, Invasive weeds, Insect pests, Diseases, Nematodes
Asia Program, Plant Quarantine Unit
Dr Rajan Sharma
ICRISAT Happenings 1828-4, 15 November 2019
Climate change makes the challenge of crop protection highly formidable, said Dr Trilochan Mohapatra, Director General of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), even as he called for a “global plan” for “global pests” like Fall armyworm at the inaugural of the 19th International Plant Protection Congress (IPPC), which was held for the first time in India.Entomologists, plant pathologists, nematologists and weed science experts gathered in Hyderabad to discuss crop protection against the backdrop of climate change. The congress is convened by the International Association for the Plant Protection Sciences (IAPPS) every four years and this year was organized by ICRISAT and Crop Protection Societies in India. IPPC2019 was themed ‘Crop Protection to Outsmart Climate Change for Food Security & Environmental Conservation’.