Iran (Islamic Republic of), with a total land area of 1,648,195 km2, lies between 25° 00’ and 39° 47’ N and 44° 02’ and 63° 20’ E. The country has on the northeast side, the desert and steppe of Turkmenistan and on the south and southwest side, the hot and arid Arabian Peninsula.
Of the total land area, some 90 million hectares (54.6%) are rangeland; 12.4 million hectares (7.5%) are forests; and 34 million hectares (20.6%) are deserts. Cereals are grown on 70% of cultivated land (about 12 million hectares in 2014), with wheat - the country’s main staple - accounting for over half of total crop production. Other important crops include potatoes, dates, figs, pistachios, walnuts, almonds, cotton, sugarcane, sugar beet, tea and tobacco. Fruit trees were cultivated on about 2.2 million hectares with about 17 million tonnes of yield in 2018.
The Plant Protection Act, approved in 1966, covers the regulation of pesticide use in agriculture and the Plant Protection Organization (PPO) is the executive authority for the management of these chemicals in the country.
• Different types of pesticides in Iran:
Insecticide & acaricide
IACT is in cooperation with a France headquartered company with a factory in Dublin-South Ireland Company called Lifescientific in order to supply and import required pesticides of its shareholding network and import any types of them to Iran.
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