Development and Delivery of Ecologically-Based IPM Packages in Central Asia
Michigan State University
ICARDA; Kansas State University; University of California-Davis; AVRDC - The World Vegetable Center (Tanzania)
Zakir Khalikulov; Nurali Saidov; Doug Landis; Bohssini Mustapha; Megan Kennelly; Barno Tashpulatova; Frank Zalom; Ravza Mavlyanova; Murat Aitmatov; George Bird; Walter Pett; Joy Landis
The focus of the Central Asia regional IPM program is to break the isolation of this area and build IPM capacity through collaborative and participatory research and training. It operates in Tajikistan. The program is developing a comprehensive IPM initiative, using an ecologically-based and multidisciplinary systems approach. Michigan State University, Kansas State University, the University of California-Davis and ICARDA serve as host institutions for implementing this collaborative and participatory research/education program.
The project consists of three components: Landscape Ecology, Biological Control and Education-Outreach. The specific activities being implemented are based on the needs assessment and priorities identified at a regional IPM Stakeholders Forum organized in Uzbekistan in May 2005.
To develop a specialized, ecologically based IPM research program focused on priority pest constraints of economically important crops.