Goerge Heimpel and Barbara Barratt attended this meeting which was part of the China International Agrochemical Conference Week 2017.
We attended at the invitation of Professor Dewen Qiu, Deputy Director General of the Institute of Plant Protection of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (IPP-CAAS). The theme of the meeting was 'Global Integration, Wisdom Gathering and Development Acceleration'. We were both invited to give keynote presentations at the meeting:
Amongst others speaking in the session were:
It was a great opportunity for us to be updated on advances in biological control that are happening in China. We were particularly impressed with the progress in the production of biopesticides against arthropod pests and plant pathogens and also in the advances being made in rearing and dissemination of Trichogramma parasitoids against the Asian corn borer. On the day following the meeting Professor Qiu convened a meeting with George Heimpel, Barbara Barratt, Qiaoqiao Zhang and Xiliang Jiang (IPP-CAAS) to discuss the International Congress of Biological Control to be held in Beijing in May 2018. The venue, dates, format, organisational committees and conference sessions were discussed. Prof. Qiu will be sending out a first circular for this conference very soon. He is very keen to keep IOBC very much involved in the conference organisation.
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