Investigation of the effect of seasonal variation on the accumulation of secondary metabolites and antimicrobial effect of essential oils from selected plants

Postharvest diseases poses major threats to the food industry worldwide. These diseases are usually controlled by means of cultural practices (e.g. sanitation) and chemical application by means of postharvest washing of freshly harvested produce. Yet, there is a limited availability…

Combination of landscape architecture and cultivation of honey bees in paddy planting as a continuous pest control effort and development of local agro-economic tourism

Some time ago during a lecture at the campus I listened to a message from Prof. Ir. Totok Agung Dwi Haryanto, M.P., Ph.D regarding the importance of considering conservation and economic value. He said (more or less) "When we are…

The search for novel strains of Bacillus thuringiensis with different spectra of activities for diversifying its use against insect pests

The fact that Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) has been used for over 30 years in commercial bio pesticides, in transgenic plants expressing Cry proteins since 1996 and also over 400 of Bt based formulations that has been registered being available on…

Efficacy of bio-inoculants and antagonist on the control of diseases of pepper

In the agricultural world today, we are faced with the challenges of satisfying consumer needs, taking care of human health and environmental safety - all at the same time. Amongst these three, satisfying consumers need has been the priority of…

Banana pest and disease management in Rwanda by using macro propagation of banana as new technology for crop protection

In Rwanda , banana is grown as an important food and cash crop. However, its cultivation has largely remained small scale. The pests and diseases rank as the most important constraints. If adopted, macropropagation is one technique that can greatly…

Neem-based bio-pesticides for eco-friendly management of fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (J. E. Smith) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), in Ethiopia

Maize, Zea mays L. (Poaceae), is one of the most important grains consumed by mankind in Africa and Ethiopia in particular. In Ethiopia it stands first in total production (8.4 Million tons) and productivity (3.9t/ha) (CSA, 2017). Currently, about 11…

Use of botanicals for the control of plant virus diseases in the world

I understand sustainable crop protection to mean the management or control of crop pests of whatever nature (weeds, insects, and diseases) using methods which do not only control these problems for a short time, but also supports maintenance of balance…