‘Outsmart climate change to protect crops’

The Hindu | Nov 10, 2019 at 6:54 PM
  • Climate change being caused by the global warming phenomenon was making crop protection highly challenging, Director General of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Trilochan Mohapatra said here on Sunday.
  • Speaking at the inaugural session of the 19th International Plant Protection Congress (IPPC-2019), he called for a “global plan for global pests” such as fall armyworm.
  • Throwing light on the Indian approach to tackle pests including recent invasions by fall armyworm, Dr. Mohapatra stressed the importance of bio-control measures stating that there was a need to balance pesticide use with natural methods of plant protection.