Cassava in SE Asia – the emerging threats

13 May, 2011 by (comments)

CIAT entomologist Tony Bellotti gives an illuminating update on the cassava mealybug situation in Southeast Asia, and shares his thoughts on the importance of developing an Integrated Pest Management strategy to protect cassava farmers from this and other emerging pest and disease threats in the region. Click to watch.

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Wasp biocontrol project one of “seven stories that changed Bangkok in 2010”

5 January, 2011 by (comments)

News broadcaster CNN lists the release of parasitic wasp Anagyrus Lopezi to tackle Thailand’s devastating cassava mealybug outbreak as one of its Seven stories that changed Bangkok in 2010. Click to read more about the ambitious work of the Thai Department of Agriculture, the Thai Tapioca Development Institute, the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture and CIAT in swiftly diagnosingRead More …

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Thailand in “sting operation” to kill cassava pest

15 July, 2010 by (comments)

Eco-efficient South American wasp to seek-and-destroy mealybug plague A carefully crafted emergency campaign is underway to thwart a pest outbreak wreaking havoc on cassava production in Thailand. Agricultural researchers from the Thai Department of Agriculture will release around a quarter of a million parasitic wasps in the northeastern part of the country tomorrow (July 17), as a form ofRead More …

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Filed Under: Asia @en, Cassava @en, Crops @en, Latin America and the Caribbean, Regions