Journal of Integrated Pest Management (2012) 3, D1-D8a

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Nan-Yao Su, Abdelaziz Lagnaoui, Qing Wang, Xiaoying Li and Sujin Tan (2012)
A demonstration project of Stockholm POPs Convention to replace chlordane and mirex with IPM for termite control in China
Journal of Integrated Pest Management 3 (4), D1-D8
Abstract: As one of the original signatories of the Stockholm POPs (Persistent Organic Pollutants) Convention, China launched a demonstration project in 2006 to eliminate two POPs, chlordane and mirex, from termite control practices. Three provinces, Anhui, Jiangsu, and Hunan, participated in the project. The project recognized integrated pest management (IPM) as the potential solution to issues posing challenges to the elimination of these two POPs. An "IPM Operation and Training Manual" was drafted by a committee of Chinese termite experts who identified the monitoring-baiting system as the core technology of the project with other control options as the supplemental measures. The manual served as the guideline for a series of workshops to inform Chinese termite control personnel of the risks associated with POPs, IPM concept, and related technologies. Between 2008 and 2011, a total of 830,000 bait stations were installed at 55,354 buildings, sites, or both, replacing 372 tons of chlordane. The replacement amount for current soil termiticides was estimated at 260 tons. The project also enforced the closures of POPs manufacturing plants, initiated policy revisions at national and provincial levels to include IPM in Chinese termite control practices, and promoted development of domestic IPM-compatible technologies in the context of sustainable termite control practice in China.
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Coptotermes formosanus Wood products China (south)
Reticulitermes chinensis Wood products China (south)
Reticulitermes flaviceps Wood products China (south)