Thai farmers aid spread of parasitic wasp

19 July, 2010 by (comments)

Thai cassava farmers came prepared for the official release of a swarm of parasitic wasps, which it is hoped will help the country tackle a devastating cassava mealybug epidemic. Some of them brought containers to collect their own samples of the tiny Anagyrus lopezi wasps. Around 400 farmers attended the release ceremony in northeastern Thailand on Saturday (July 18th),Read More …

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Wasp release creates media buzz

19 July, 2010 by (comments)

The release of South American parasitic wasps by the Thai Department of Agriculture to tackle an infestation of cassava mealybugs received wide international media interest over the weekend, which continues today. CIAT was closely involved in diagnosing the Thai mealybug outbreaks and issuing emergency guidenlines to contain them, as well as being part of the team that collected theRead More …

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