3rd International Conference on Green Plant Protection Innovation

    September 24, 2021-September 26, 2021
    Crowne Plaza Hotel (and Virtual)
    Shanxi Province, China

Rachel Melnick, Ph.D.
Senior Manager, Scientific Programs Agriculture & Food Systems Institute (AFSI)

Green plant protection is an underlying principle of sustainable agriculture. With less dependence on synthetic chemical pesticides and fertilizers, and more use of the innate ability of crops to resist pests, harsh climates, and high salinity, a healthy soil-waterplant ecology can sustainably improve agricultural productivity. Just as a healthy microbiome promotes human health, a healthy ecosystem can deliver food at higher quantities and nutritional values, both now and in the future. The 3rd International Conference on Green Plant Protection Innovation (ICGPPI), which took place on September 24-26, 2021, was organized to promote understanding and cooperation in developing the tools needed for a sustainable and safe food supply. International cooperation has been vital to progress in areas such as biotechnology and food safety, and similar scientific cooperation in the field of plant biologicals has the potential to improve pest management and agricultural productivity.

Participating as a speaker in this year’s ICGPPI, Dr. Rachel Melnick delivered the presentation “Plant Biologicals-Challenges to Getting Solutions to Producers” during the second session on September 26, 2021.