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Achievements in integrated control of soil pests in China were highly affirmed by experts from United Nations Environmental Programme

Source: Institute of Plant Protection

On March 10-13, 2019, the UNEP Methyl Bromide Technical Options Committee (MBTOC) meeting was successfully held in Qingdao, Shandong Province. The meeting was jointly hosted by MBTOC and Institute of Plant Protection of CAAS (IPP-CAAS). A total of 12 MBTOC members from China ,Germany, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Colombia, Morocco, Argentina, South Africa, Kenya, and the Philippines attended the meeting.

 

The meeting was held to conduct an assessment of alternative technologies for methyl bromide and strengthen international cooperation and exchanges. The main objectives of the meeting are: 1) to evaluate the application of essential-use exemptions in developed and developing countries; 2) to examine the status of methyl bromide alter technology in China; 3) to elaborate a report on alternative technologies for methyl bromide. On March 12, GE Xiaodong, Deputy Secretary-General of Weifang Municipal Government, ZHAO Xiangyong, Deputy Mayor of Anqiu Municipal Government, HAO Weiping, Deputy Director General of the International Cooperation Department of CAAS, and Prof. CAO Aocheng, the chief project expert, together with the MBTOC members, visited the research and training base in Anqiu and the ginger greenhouse located in Shijiazhuang Village, Anqiu City, to investigate the effectiveness of soil fumigation technology for methyl bromide phasing out. Prof. CAO gave a detailed introduction on the application status of methyl bromide phasing out in China, the research and development of soil disinfestation machinery and the socialized service system of soil fumigation. The participants learned China's effective implementation of the Montreal Protocol and the development of soil disinfestation technologies, as well as the standardization and specialization of Anqiu soil disinfestation operations. Mr. Ian Porter,the chairman of MBTOC,pointed out that China's alternatives to methyl bromide soil fumigation technology has achieved remarkable results, and successfully completed the implementation of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, making a significant contribution to the protection of the ozone layer as a model of environmental protection to be demonstrated.

 

 

By Li Yuan (liyuancaas@126.com)