[Biology and Management of the Whitefly Trialeurodes vaporariorum in String and Field Beans] This newsletter provides agronomists and technicians in Latin America with valuable information on the whitefly Trialeurodes vaporariorum, an economically important pest of crops such as string bean and field bean. Written by researchers of the CIAT Bean Entomology program in Colombia, the Corporación Grupo Randi-Randi in Ecuador, and the PROINPA Foundation in Bolivia, this newsletter was an output of the project "Sustainable Integrated Management of Whiteflies as Pests and Vectors of Plant Viruses in the Tropics", financed by UK's Department for International Development (DFID). The publication addresses the biology of the pest; the damages it causes; and its natural, cultural, and chemical control. A pest management strategy is also proposed. Information is illustrated with color photographs that make it easier for readers to understand each topic. Tables and simple schemes are also included to add clarity to newsletter contents. 51 p. 25 x 17 cm.
Keywords: Phaseolus vulgaris; Trialeurodes vaporariorum; Aleyrodidae; Pest insects; Biological control; Chemical control; Cultural control; Life cycle; Animal developmental stages; Disease transmission; Natural enemies; Parasitoids; Predators; Entomogenous fungi; Crop residues; Rotational cropping; Insect control; Colombia
[Managing Whitefly in String and Field Beans] Small farmers of Colombia, Ecuador, and Bolivia will find these primers a useful tool in the control of the whitefly Trialeurodes vaporariorum, an economically important pest in crops such as string bean and field bean. They summarize the work of researchers of CIAT's Bean Entomology project in Colombia, the Corporación Grupo Randi-Randi in Ecuador, and the PROINPA Foundation in Bolivia. These primers form part of the strategy to disseminate research findings within the project "Sustainable Integrated Management of Whiteflies as Pests and Vectors of Plant Viruses in the Tropics", financed by UK's Department for International Development (DFID). They cover topics related to the whitefly such as biology of the pest, damages it causes, and its natural, cultural, and chemical control. A pest management scheme is also proposed. The primers are written for each country in a simple, easy-to-understand language, and are illustrated with color photographs and schemes. 24 p. 24 x 16.5 cm.
Whiteflies and the viruses they carry comprise two of the worst crop pests of all times. Devastating in their effects, particularly for resource-poor farmers, these pests are found throughout the tropics and subtropics. Their control presents such major challenges that many nations, which otherwise do not regulate agriculture, have instigated legal measures. The book describes the impact, including misuse of highly toxic pesticides, that whiteflies and their viruses have on agricultural sustainability, ecosystem health, and human health. Suggestions are offered on efficient and sustainable measures for integrated pest and disease management. The crops discussed include cassava, sweetpotato, vegetables, and legumes, grown in either mixed or annual cropping systems. Case studies in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean are examined. 351 p. 16.5 x 23.5 cm.
Keywords: Manihot esculenta; Ipomoea batatas; Sweet potatoes; Vegetables; Legumes; Pest insects; Aleyrodidae; Bemisia tabaci; Trialeurodes vaporariorum; Aleurotrachelus socialis;Trialeurodes variabilis; Bemisia tuberculata; Trialeurodes abutiloneus; Aleurocanthus woglumi; Cassava mosaic virus; Geminiviruses; Vectors; Food security; Poverty; Pest control; Disease control; Biological control; Integrated control; Parasitoids; Natural enemies; Resistance to chemicals; Socioeconomic environment; PCR; RAPD; Mixed cropping; Highlands; Capacity building; Africa; Central America; Mexico; Caribbean; Latin America
Keywords: Manihot esculenta; Propagation by cuttings; Plant diseases; Root rots; Xanthomonas axonopodis; Phytophthora tropicalis; Phytophthora drechsleri; Phytophthora palmivora; Sphaceloma manihoticola; On-farm research; Disease control; Heat treatment; Biological control; Trichoderma; Chemical control; Cassava; Colombia.
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