By Think Real - To realize the target of “zero growth in the application volume of pesticides by 2020”, from 20 to 21 July, 2017, the Jiangsu Plant Protection and Quarantine Station (the Station) of China held a spot observation meeting of the Rice Seed Treatment and Green Prevention and Control of Stem Borers in Yangzhou City, Jiangsu Province, which was attended by around 90 people in charge of plant protection and quarantine and producers of seed coating agents from 13 cities and counties in the province.
In 2015, the Station, together with relevant units, set up a project team to conduct the demonstration and promotion of technologies in relation to seed coating agents with related producers. Three years later, as shown by a large volume of experiment and demonstration, it is proved that seed coating can effectively prevent and control of diseases and pests like fusarium moniliforme sheld, rice thrips, smut, sheath blight and aphids during the nursery period. At the same time, it can obviously reduce the seed use volume and improve seedling quality.
Next, Jiangsu will lay focus on the following three tasks.
1.  Strengthen promotion and actively guide farmers to understand more about seed treatment agents.
2.  Consolidate demonstration, actively screen seed treatment agents suitable for local diseases and pests and promote on crops like corn, peanut, soybean and vegetables.
3.  Unite related seed coating agent producers to push forward the treatment of seedlings.