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Annual Report 2013
Posted on May 27, 2014 by Kelly Izlar
The IPM Innovation Labs’s FY 2013 (October 1, 2012–September 30, 2013) annual report is now available. Click below to download the document.

http://www.oired.vt.edu/ipmcrsp/publications/annual-reports/annual-report-2013/

For users with lower bandwidth and/or with interest in only certain specific topic areas, we will split individual chapters and major sections out of the Annual Report for you to view individually. Check back in the coming weeks for a list of individual chapters and sections for download. For more information contact: rmuni@vt.edu

Table of Contents

Management Entity Message
Highlights and Achievements in 2012–2013

Regional Programs
Latin America and the Caribbean
East Africa
West Africa
South Asia
Southeast Asia
Central Asia

Global Programs
Parthenium
International Plant Diagnostic Network (IPDN)
International Plant Virus Disease Network (IPVDN)
Impact Assessment
Gender Equity, Knowledge, and Capacity Building

Associate & Buy-In Awards
Indonesia
Nepal
Bangladesh

Training and Publications
Short- and Long-Term Training
Publications

Appendices: Collaborating Institutions and Acronyms

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Book Review: Rice Pests of Bangladesh- Their Ecology and Management
Authors: Zahirul Islam and David Catling

The University Press Limited
Red Crescent House, 6th Floor
61 Montijheel C/A
GPO Box 2611, Dhaka 1000
Bangladesh
Website: http://www.uplbooks.com.bdo
e-mail: upl@bangla.net

2012, 422 pages
ISBN: 978 984 506 048 6
2003, 512 pages
Price: Tk. 1600.00
Hard cover

Rice Pests of Bangladesh provides a comprehensive coverage of all of the abiotic constraints to rice production in the field and of pests in storage. The quality of this publication is enhanced by the fact that it brings together the accumulated data and experience of the two authors over the last 30 years. The 14 chapters and 422 pages cover all aspects of rice pest management including pests, yield loss, major control strategies and rice IPM.

Chapter 1 is entitled “Bangladesh and Rice.” Chapter 2 discusses the concepts of rice growth and pest status. Chapters 3-7 cover the early vegetative insect pests, general defoliators, stem borers, sap feeders and minor invertebrate pests. Chapter 8 discusses the vertebrate pests; rodents and birds. Chapter 9 provides a comprehensive coverage of the rice diseases; fungal, viral, bacterial and nematodes. The major weed species, their ecology severity and management are covered in Chapter 10. Chapter 11 explains the concepts of yield loss including mechanisms, plant compensation and yield loss assessment methods. Pests of rice in storage including insects, fungi and rodents are explained in Chaptger 12. Provides a detailed coverage of the major control strategies including cultural control, plant resistance, biological control and chemical control and pesticides. Chapter 14 covers the IPM of rice pests; concepts, principles, current management systems and new concepts for IPM in Bangladesh rice production.

This profusely illustrated book with an underlying IPM and ecological approach takes a fresh look at yield losses from insects and diseases and contains a wealth of information for rice plant protection specialists. It is specifically targeted to students, teachers, researchers, extension officers and agricultural development workers. The value of this book is enhanced as the information therein is not only relevant to Bangladesh but also applies to the Indian states of West Bengal, Assam and Bihar.

Prof. E. A. “Short” Heinrichs
Associate Director Emeritus
University of Nebraska
Lincoln, NE 68583-0748 USA

Research Professor, UNL Department of Entomology
Secretary General, International Association for the Plant Protection Sciences (IAPPS)
Email: eheinrichs2@unl.edu

 

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CIAT/Agrobiodiversidad

April 3, 2014 by acarvajal
El talón de Aquiles de la yuca, una raíz, cultivada ampliamente en África, Asia y América Latina, es la vulnerabilidad a las plagas y enfermedades. Esto debido en parte al método de propagación del cultivo —generalmente mediante la siembra de estacas del tallo— que muchas veces facilita que las plagas y enfermedades pasen de una temporada de cultivo a otra.

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Científicos del CIAT, apoyados por la Fundación Bill y Melinda Gates, a través del programa Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE), le apostaron en 2012 a un proyecto de investigación orientado a propagar yuca usando semillas sintéticas producidas por plantas limpias y sanas, para contribuir a romper este ciclo de plagas y enfermedades. “Las semillas se producirían a partir de embriones somáticos in vitro que provienen de plantas libres de enfermedades”, aclara Paul Chavarriaga, biólogo molecular del Área de Investigación en Agrobiodiversidad del CIAT.

Tras casi dos años de investigación en el proyecto “Semillas sintéticas para la propagación clonal de yuca libre de enfermedades”, los resultados son positivos y muy alentadores. Tanto así que dos de los científicos del CIAT involucrados en el proyecto, Paul Chavarriaga y Roosevelt Escobar, han sido invitados a participar en el taller del programa piloto Xcelerator de GCE, que tendrá lugar del 7 al 9 de abril en el campus de la Fundación Bill y Melinda Gates en Seattle, Estados Unidos.

“Para nosotros esta invitación podría significar el respaldo a este proyecto que buscará sacar del laboratorio los buenos resultados alcanzados, para hacerlos útiles a nivel masivo”, así lo percibe Paul Chavarriaga, quien ve cómo el objetivo de la segunda fase está muy sintonizado con el compromiso de la Fundación Gates para reducir de forma muy importante la propagación de plagas y enfermedades de la yuca en África.

Este taller, financiado por la Alianza del Colegiado Nacional de Inventores e Innovadores (NCIIA, por sus siglas en inglés), la Fundación Lemelson y la Fundación Gates, está diseñado para ser una inmersión de tres días en la que los participantes recibirán capacitación y orientación acerca de la comercialización y desarrollo de su innovación. Todo esto con el fin de facilitar su rápido avance y proveer el apoyo necesario para que alcancen mayor impacto y escala.

– See more at: http://ciatblogs.cgiar.org/agrobiodiversidad/semillas-sinteticas-de-yuca-del-laboratorio-al-uso-masivo/#sthash.pfNHU3Sn.dpuf

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