Biological Control Tactics for Sustainable Production of Sorghum
Texas A&M University
Collaborating Scientists' Institutions: Escuela Agricola Panamericana (Honduras)
This project focused on finding solutions to insect pests of sorghum and millet, which are key pests and constraints to production in the U.S. and Honduras.
Honduras fall armyworm research: Objectives of this collaborative work are to assess the efficacy of natural enemies that may be usefal for biological control of stem borers, fall armyworms and other pests of sorghum in Central America; and to optimize implementation of effectiv biological control for pests of sorghum crops. Technology development and student training research: The objectives of research in Texas are to provide graduate level training programs, develop strategies for implementing biological controls insorghum and millet, test strategies for implementing biological control in annual crop ecosystems, investigate plant-pest-natural enemy ecology and assess potential of natural enemies as biological control agents for sorghum and millet pests, and optimize integration of effective biological controls with local crop protection and production needs.