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Sustainable control of cotton bollworm in small-scale cotton-production systems

Sustainable control of cotton bollworm in small-scale cotton-production systems

Russell, Derek A., Denholm, Ian, Devine, Greg, Moores, Grahame, Javed, Naghmy, Kranthi, Keshav R., Regupathy, A., Singh, Joginder, Wu, Yidong and Amad, Mushtaq (2006) Sustainable control of cotton bollworm in small-scale cotton-production systems. 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. 157-158. ISBN 0954645278

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Abstract

Insecticides currently account for around 45% of cotton-growing costs for over 30 million small-scale producers in Asia at a cost of US$811
million each year. In order to reduce the financial and environmental impact of cotton insecticide use, this project built on recent work in India
to advance farmers’ ability to use insecticides appropriately for control of
cotton bollworm in India, Pakistan and China. The project has provided detailed, practical recommendations to empower farmers to adopt insect resistance management, and has developed easy-to-use insecticide quality
and resistance detection kits. Direct impact from the village programme in
2004/05 is a net benefit to participating farmers of US$11 million. This project
provides UK input into a much larger (US$4 million) CFC project

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: cotton bollworm, pest management, crop management
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
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/3198

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