The International Conference on Integrated Protection of Date was held in Bahrain, where President of the Arabian Gulf University (AGU), Dr. Khalid bin Abdulrahman Al-Ohali, highlighted the importance of the integrated protection of date palms in the modern era due to the risks and threats facing the world in many factors, such as economic and climate changes, Bahrain news reported.
This event, hosted in the Kingdom of Bahrain and organized by International Organization for Biological and Integrated Control (IOBC-WPRS) in co-operation with AGU and the National Initiative for the Agricultural Development, is witnessing a large participation from international and Arab people. Tamkeen, the United Nations Environment Programme UNEP took part as well.
In the same regard, this event it is also supported by Gulf Petrochemical company GPIC. HE Dr Al-Ohali, who is the Patron of the Conference, noting the role of the dates as a major source in the food security system, as they are rich in minerals and hold sufficient daily calories for a person.
It’s worth recalling that the two-day event aims to keep up with the latest modern scientific methods for integrated protection of date palms and date palm pests. Different methods of pest control for palms using farming and bio-chemical techniques topics will be discussed, today, during the conference.
Chairman of the organizing committee of the Conference and Chairman of the Department of Life Sciences at AGU, Dr. Abdulaziz Mohammed Abdulkarim revealed that this event will also present 56 scientific papers submitted by participants from the GCC, Algeria, Jordan, Palestine, Egypt, Sudan, Tunisia, Morocco, and Pakistan, in addition to India, Spain, the United States of America.