On 9 Aug., 2018, the China Association of Pesticide Development and Application held a standing council, on which, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) said that it would try to phase out highly-toxic pesticides in five years, conduct re-evaluation on old ones with the history of over 15 years and keep pushing forward the registration of pesticides for minor crops.
At the end of July 2018, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA, former name: MOA) issued the "Notice on the Prevention and Control of Major Pests and Diseases of Autumn Grain Crops". It said that according to the monitor of pests and diseases, and affected by recent precipitation and high temperature, the occurrence of major pests and diseases of crops, such as rice, corn and potatoes, would happen severely, posing a greater threat to food production. Therefore the MARA attached great importance to it and required all localities to implement prevention and control measures at an early date and resolutely curb the outbreak of pests and diseases.
In July 2018, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) held a conference about the answers to Suggestions on Promoting Unified Prevention and Control Services by Agricultural Aviation Plant Protection. The following are details.
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