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Commercial adoption of pheromones as a component in ICM of rice in Bangladesh

Commercial adoption of pheromones as a component in ICM of rice in Bangladesh

Cork, Alan, Kamal, Nazira Quaraishi, Ahmed, Sarwar, Jayanth, D.K.P. and Casagrande, E. (2006) Commercial adoption of pheromones as a component in ICM of rice in Bangladesh. In: Sweetmore, Anne, Kimmins, Francis and Silverside, Penny, (eds.) Perspectives on pests II: achievements of research under UK Department for International Development Crop Protection Programme 2000–05. Natural Resources International Ltd., Aylesford, UK, pp. 165-170. ISBN 0954645278

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Abstract

Bangladesh has been enormously successful in increasing its rice production in an effort to attain self-sufficiency. This has been largely achieved through an increase in acreage of the Boro crop (high-yielding, irrigated, post-rainyseason rice), with the BRRI introducing a range of high-yielding varieties to replace the more traditional deep-water varieties. However, insecticide use
is also increasing, at the expense of both farmers and the environment. To assist local institutions and companies to work with farmers to reduce insecticide use and promote integrated crop management (ICM), this project
aimed to adapt existing pheromone-based control methods (specifically for rice yellow stem borer) to local conditions, and incorporate them into the
ICM programme promoted by Syngenta Bangladesh Ltd through its farmer
field school programme

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: crop management, Bangladesh, pheromones, rice
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Agriculture, Health & Environment Department
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Last Modified: 11 Nov 2011 12:06
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Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/3173

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