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Sino-American Biological Control Laboratory

 

Agreement for the establishment of Sino-American Biological Control Laboratory in the Institute of Biological Control, CAAS, was signed by CAAS and USDA-ARS in November 1988. It was the first long-term cooperation project on agricultural science and technology between China and USA. Now the cooperative research work is carrying on according to the 5th research plan. It is an important platform for scientists in IPP to exchange and cooperate with USA. In past two decades, Sino-American Biological Control Laboratory was devoted to developing agricultural science and technology and carried out more than 10 research projects including Asian Longhorn Beetle behavior and control, salt cedar biocontrol agents collection, soybean aphis biocontrol agents survey and collection, wheat stem sawfly parasitoids survey, leafy spurge biocontrol agents collection and research, emerald ash borer biocontrol agents collection and research, brown marmorated stink bug biocontrol agents collection and research and Drosophila suzukii parasitoids survey, accomplished tangible results, generating significant economic and social benefit.

Objective:
To search for, identify, and evaluate the potential of natural enemies of pest insects, weeds, and plant diseases that affect Chinese and U.S. agriculture

Approach:
Survey for, collect and identify natural enemies of agricultural pests. Conduct preliminary host specificity tests on promising parasites, predators and beneficial microorganisms. Cooperate with USDA and State laboratories in future collections for evaluation for release. Collect natural enemies attacking pests at differing host densities and climatic zones. Both Chinese and American scientists share the same right of obtaining biological control agents collected from the two countries, but official approval is always needed before doing international shipments.


Statement of Mutual Interest:
Both parties are actively engaged in independent research projects, which identify new approaches to the biological control of agricultural pests, which include natural enemies of plant diseases, insects, and weeds of agricultural importance. The parties agree that meeting the objectives of this project will strengthen and enhance ongoing research within the scope of this agreement.

 




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