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The role of pesticides in the SE Asian rice IPM: A view from the Mekong Delta

The role of pesticides in the SE Asian rice IPM: A view from the Mekong Delta

| July 11, 2016

Abstract: Pesticide application remains an important component of rice pest management in Viêt Nam and responsible use should be integrated back into a strategy of good agricultural practices. Crucial skills that need to be fostered include: better product selection with safe and efficient application; the role of action thresholds must also be re-considered. Rice is […]

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An Analysis of the Biopesticide Market Now and Where it is Going

An Analysis of the Biopesticide Market Now and Where it is Going

| February 5, 2016

Biopesticide use began in the late 1800s with fungal spores used to control insect pests. One of the first documented cases of biopesticide use was by Agostine Bassi, who in 1835 demonstrated that spores of the white-muscadine fungus (Beauveria bassiana) could protect silkworms from disease. Since then, biopesticide use has continued uninterrupted through modern agricultural […]

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Feed the Future IPM innovation Lab: A Critical Role in Global Food Security

Feed the Future IPM innovation Lab: A Critical Role in Global Food Security

| September 11, 2015

The need:food security The World Food Summit of 1966 defined “food security” as existing “when all people at all times have access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food to maintain a healthy and active life.” Food insecurity is part of a continuum that includes hunger (food deprivation), malnutrition (deficiencies, imbalances, or excess of nutrients) and […]

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Perspectives on Crop Protection in India

Perspectives on Crop Protection in India

| August 19, 2015

Introduction India is an agrarian country with more than 60% of its population directly or indirectly dependent on agriculture which contributes nearly 18% to country’s GDP. Ensuring food security for a population of more than 1.27 billion with diminishing cultivable land resource is a herculean task. The green revolution technologies helped the country to increase […]

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Brazilian Soybean Pest Management and Threats to Its Sustainability

Brazilian Soybean Pest Management and Threats to Its Sustainability

| August 19, 2015

Introduction Brazil is expected to harvest 198.65 million tons of grain in 2014/15 in an area of 57.08 million hectares and soybean stands out as the main crop sown. The cultivated soybean area has nearly tripled in the last 20 years, up from 11.6 million hectares in 1994/95 to 31.3 million hectares in 2014/15 (Conab, […]

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GHANA IPM PROGRAMME: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

GHANA IPM PROGRAMME: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

| March 4, 2015

Recent developments have shown that Integrated Pest Management (IPM) could be more practical and field oriented to the benefits of the ordinary farmer. The authors have personally come to accept the fact that promoting IPM is also about empowering users to engage in competitive and sustainable agricultural and horticultural production with long-term positive impacts on […]

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