International Plant Protection Congress, known as IPPC2019, is being held at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre between 10-14 November 2019. The IPPC is held once in every 4 years for a duration of 5 days, and attracts up to 2 to 3 thousand delegates. IPPCs bring together plant protection specialists from around the world every 4 years to discuss the science and practice of plant protection.
The first IPPC was held in Louvain, Belgium in 1946. Congresses till 1975 focused principally on new means of controlling insects, with some discussion relating to the chemical control of plant diseases. The Congress held in Washington, DC in 1979 was the first multidisciplinary group, consisting of plant pathologists, entomologists, weed scientists, nematologists and chemists, and integration of these disciplines was reflected in the program.
Since 1979, the IPPCs have broadly been multidisciplinary with emphasis on an integrated pest management. Thus, for the past 50+ years, the IPPCs have provided a forum for plant protection scientists to discuss important pest problems and communicate new discoveries related to crop losses due to pests and their management.
The prime aim of IPPC2019 is to promote the application of integrated crop protection, with particular emphasis on pest-resistant cultivars, climate change effects on crops and crop pests, biological interventions, and use of modern tools in biotechnology and nanotechnology to increase the efficiency of crop protection measures. With increasing world population and the increased need for more food, it is imperative that we follow sustainable crop protection practices for food security and conservation of the environment.
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