“IPM for Horticultural Crops in the Tropical World”
A Symposium Jointly Organized by IPM-CRSP and IAPPS as part of the
Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting
Knoxville, Tennessee. November 11 - 14, 2012
In this symposium, scientists from developing countries from Asia, Africa, and Latin and Central America and the U.S. will present the IPM components and packages developed for tropical vegetable and fruit crops in their respective countries.
Currently the IPM CRSP is operating in 17 countries in six different tropical regions of the world encompassing about one third of the world population. It has developed several economical, ecologically friendly and effective alternate technologies that reduce the use of pesticides in the horticultural crop production. Through this symposium organizers are planning to disseminate IPM packages and their components to the participants of the Entomological Society of America annual meeting.
REPORT OF THE IPM CRSP AND IAPPS JOINT SYMPOSIUM AT ESA ANNUAL MEETING
At the 60th Entomological Society of America annual meeting in Knoxville,Tennessee, on November 11, 2012, theIPM CRSP and IAPPS jointly organized a symposium entitled, “IPM for Horticultural Crops in the Tropical World”. It started with an overview of IPM CRSP by R. Muniappan, Director,IPM CRSP followed by four presentations on component development, one on impact assessment and four on case studies in development
of IPM packages from different countries.
In component development:
Dr. Barry Jacobsen, Professor of Plant Pathology, Montana State University presented “Use of Trichoderma spp., Pseudomonas fluorescens, and Bacillus spp. in seed and soil treatment”;
Dr. Sally Miller, Professor of Plant Pathology, Ohio State University presented “Grafting vegetable seedlings for soil-borne disease resistance”;
Dr. Naidu Rayapati, Associate Professor of Plant Pathology, Washington State University presented “Roguing for control of Peanut bud necrosis virus disease in tomato”, and
Dr. Robert L. Gilbertson, Professor of Plant Pathology, University of California, Davis presented “Host-free period for Tomato yellow leaf curl virus control”.
Dr. George Norton, Professor of Agricultural Economics, Virginia Tech presented, “Impact assessment of IPM technology implementation”.
In the case studies:
Dr. S. Mohankumar, Professor of Entomology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, India presented, “IPM packages for vegetable crops in India”;
Mr. Yousuf Mian, Coordinator, IPM CRSP in Bangladesh presented, “IPM packages for vegetable crops in Bangladesh”;
Dr. Eric Benson, Professor of Entomology, Clemson University presented, “ IPM packages for vegetable crops in Indonesia”, and
Dr. Douglas Pfeiffer, Professor of Entomology, Virginia Tech presented, “IPM packages for vegetable crops in West Africa”.
Prof. R. Muniappan
IAPPS Coordinator Region XI: North America
Director, IPM CRSP