For the effective enforcement of plant quarantine service, the quarantine measures must be based on a sound technical background in related aspects of sciences including the classification, ecology, pest risk assessment and sterilization treatment of the pests concerned. For this reason, various researches are actively conducted in close contact with the administering sections.

Development of inspection techniques

For the reliable inspection, it is important to address to the pests properly and identify them precisely. The Plant Protection Station endeavors to develop simple but accurate diagnostic techniques.

Pest identification

Analysis of pest risks

For the enforcement of effective and efficient quarantine according to the degree of pest risks, the Plant Protection Station undertakes investigations on pest risk analysis and on how to work out appropriate quarantine measures.

Development of sterilization techniques

Disinfection (disinfestation) of infested plant commodities should be made quickly, effectively as well as safely. The Plant Protection Station tries to develop more sophisticated techniques of chemical and physical sterilization treatment.

Analysis of fumigant by gas chromatography

Collection of overseas information on pests

The Plant Protection Station collects the latest information on the outbreak of pests and the status of their control in overseas countries. It also conducts the assessment of inspection and sterilization techniques newly developed in foreign countries.

Researches on pests

The plant quarantine service copes with pests of worldwide sources. Therefore, the Plant Protection Station conducts researches on pests by exchanging information with research institutes and universities both at home and abroad.

Gene-Diagnosis of plant pathogen

Preparation of quarantine data

The Plant Protection Station compiles statistical data on all aspects of plant quarantines including the plant items, quantities, intercepted pests etc.

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