Institute of Plant Protection (IPP, CAAS)

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Institute of Plant Protection (IPP), CAAS, a non-profit national research institute on crop pest research, its prevention and control, is founded in Beijing in 1957. There are 10 research departments in the institute: Plant Pathology, Agricultural Entomology, Pesticide Science, Molecular Plant Pathology, Biological Control, Monitoring and Forecasting of Plant Diseases and Insect Pests, Weed and Rodent Sciences, Biological Pesticide, Biological Invasion, Functional Genome and Gene Safety. 2 key labs are affiliated to IPP including State Key Lab for Biology of Plant Disease & Insect Pests, Comprehensive Key Lab for Crop Pests Integrated Management of Ministry of Agriculture. IPP has established international and cooperative links with nearly 30 countries and international organizations. The institute has a primary discipline of plant protection and is the training base for the postdoc. 7 PhD and MSc programmes are running in the IPP. IPP currently employs about 212 staff members, among whom155 are scientists, including 2 academician member of Chinese Academy of Engineering, 108 senior researchers and 35 supervisors for PhD program. More than 220 research achievements of IPP have won several awards, including 2 State Natural Science Award, 2 State Technological Invention Award, 31 State Scientific and Technological Progress Award and 156 ministerial and provincial level award. In addition to all of the above, IPP ranked the first for 2 times in terms of achievements, capacity building, etc in comprehensive and nationwide evaluation on agricultural institutions organized by MOA once every five years during the past 20 years.


“Suppression of Cotton Bollworm in Multiple Crops in China in Areas with Bt Toxin-containing Cotton” published on Science as cover story on 19 September, 2008 “Cotton cultivars 86-1”, high yield and high resistance to cotton blight, won the 2nd prizes of the National Invention Award. IPP won the 1st place for the contribution to scientific achievements in the comprehensive evaluation of nationwide agricultural institutions organized by MOA in 1992. Epidemic Systems of Wheat Stripe Rust in China won the 2nd prize of the National Natural Science Award Migration Rules and Forecasting of Oriental Armyworm won the 3rd prize of the National Natural Science Award