Breaking News! Announcing the results of the IUPAC Next Generation Programme contest

What was Next Generation Programme all about? The theme of the 14th IUPAC International Congress of Crop Protection is “Crop Protection: Education of the Future Generation”.  Ghent University, as the academic institution and host of the conference, initiated a programme…

Optimizing IPM: A more accurate measure of impact on beneficial insects in the orchard

The implementation of IPM in Europe is practised widely and has been legislatively obliged since 2015. Some of the most important underlying aspects of successful IPM however seem to have been neglected, particularly the side effects of crop protection agents…

Cassava based bio-fumigation – Innovating the natural way to control pest incited post-harvest loss during storage

Post-harvest loss - The big question? Small scale farmers are often not able to afford warehousing nor are they able to provide adequate storage conditions for their produce. Poor storage facilities lead to build up of temperature and moisture in…

Promote endogenous plants with phytochemical properties through the production of bio-pesticides and compost for ecological protection of vegetables and storage-food in Benin

In 2014, my team and I were involved in a study which aims at assessing the drivers of the transition from the conventional agriculture to intensive agro-ecological agriculture in the urban and peri-urban areas of Benin. Results of this study…

Test de l’efficacité de quelques doses de Eradicoat sur les principaux ravageurs du niébé et du maïs et son effet sur leurs parasitoïdes en condition de laboratoire et au champ pour une gestion intégré et durable des ravageurs de cultures au Bénin

Le Bénin a connu au cours de la campagne agricole 2016-2017 une résurgence de l’attaque d’un parasite appelé Spodoptera frugiperda Abbot Smith & d’Heliothis zea Boddie (Lepidoptera : noctuidae). Ce parasite est la chenille du papillon S. frugiperda. Des attaques de…