The Institute of Plant Protection (IPP) of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), was established in 1957. It is a national non-profit scientific research institute specialising in crop pest research, prevention, and control.

Aimed at the global developing trends in plant protection and domestic agricultural industry needs, IPP comprises five dominant disciplines:

  • plant diseases (including fungal diseases, bacterial diseases, viral diseases, and nematodes);
  • plant pests (including food crop pests, cash crop pests, and natural enemy insects);
  • pesticides (including chemical pesticides and biopesticides);
  • weeds and rodents (including farmland weeds and rodents);
  • crop biosafety (including prevention and control of alien invasive species and genetically modified organism safety).