Reproduction of fungus in rice by biological control of insects and damping off

The problems in Mexico with insects and damping off in different crops is being more difficult to control them every day, these pests can be provoking important losses in crops because they are acquiring resistant to the pesticides. The agrochemicals…

The application of adaptable technology in chemical weed management towards overcoming herbicide inconsistencies

Imaginary world Let us first try to create a mental image, shall we? Imagine there are 4 colleagues; Herb, Elite, Susan and Paul. Elite (the boss) is a very unpredictable being who changes moods frequently like a chameleon. Susan and…

Ushering cost effective potato IPM measures to smallholder farmers in southern highlands of Tanzania

Agriculture is the pivotal sector on which the livelihood of most Tanzanians relies. Agriculture has employed approximately 80% of Tanzanians with a share of approximately 50% in the Tanzania’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Being cognizant of this, the Tanzanian government…

Trapping adult males of the fall armyworm by female sex pheromone traps to limit the development of this insect pest

The fall armyworm (Spodoptera Frugiperda) is a pest that attacks more than 80 species of cultivated plants, causing damages to cereals of high economic importance such as maize, rice, sorghum. They also attack garden’s crops and cotton. The fall armyworm…

Protection of Agricultural Crops against diseases and pests by using water having dissolved dead fishes (or parts of dead fishes) for irrigation of fields

The research has been carried out in Pakistani fields that a water tank full of dead fishes is made to irrigate the agriculture land. Fishes have enough value of minerals, proteins and vitamins which will dissolve in the water and…

Use of eco-friendly and low cost locally available botanical extracts for the control of common bean pests in Uganda

Common bean is the most important grain legume consumed in Uganda. Known as the “meat for the poor”, the crop is the most important source of protein to the Ugandan population providing about 45% of the total dietary protein.  Despite…

Enhancing production and productivity of vegetable crops through sustainable and eco-friendly integrated pest management technologies in Ethiopia

Cultivation and marketing of vegetables for urban and export markets is emerging as an important income-generating activity for many smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa, including Ethiopia. According to CSA (2018), 6.6 million farmers are currently producing vegetable crops on 208,985.91…