The State Key Laboratory of Integrated Pest Management is one of the top agricultural pest research institutions in the country based on its outstanding scientists, excellent facilities and exceptionally diverse research programs.
The laboratory currently has 16 research professors, 15 research groups and dozens of technical and administrative supporting staff. About 73.8% of our faculties are under age of 45, with 7 being named as Outstanding Young Scientist by the National Natural Science Foundation of China. The research of the laboratory is focused on the major agricultural pest insects and rodents which is an interdisciplinary endeavor including ecology, physiology, behavior, evolution biology, molecular biology, and information management, etc. Our specific research interests are in the areas of sustainable management of major pest populations based on micro and macro-sciences, Animal-plant Interaction, Insect resistance, pest adaptation and evolution at molecular level, and impact of global change. The laboratory is dedicated to develop the theory and technology for sustainable management of major agricultural pests (insects and rodents) through integrated approach, and consequently contribute to the sustainable development of agriculture in China.
The laboratory has secured 304 research projects from various sources with current total funds of 177.6 million RMB. In the past five years, the laboratory has produced some 535 publications in referred journals, with 416 journal papers in SCI source publications; 9 monographs in English or Chinese; 22 national invention patents, and 8 new pesticide certificates. At present Prof. Feng Ge is designated as the Laboratory Director and Prof. Le Kang as the chairman of the Laboratory Scientific Committee.