Integrated Pest Management: Science for Agricultural Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean
Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras
Purdue University, Penn State University, University of Denver, University of Arizona (US); Instituto Nacional Autonomo de Investigaciones Agropecuarias - INIAP (Ecuador); Fundacion Hondurena de Investigacion Agropecuaria - FHIA, Escuela Panamericana de Agricultura- Zamorano (Honduras); Instituto Dominicana de Investigacion Agropecuara y Forestria - IDIAF (Dominican Republic); Universidad del Valle de Guatemala (Guatemala)
George W. Norton; Stephen Weller; Sue Tolin; Paul Backman; Sarah Hamilton; Ricky E. Foster; Judith K. Brown
This program addresses pest management issues for selected seasonal and perennial crops. It includes heterogeneous island, coastal, and mountainous ecosystems with highly diverse human societies. In these settings, seasonal crops contribute to income and exports, help reduce poverty and food insecurity, and provide engines of growth for lagging regions.
To develop a specialized, ecologically based IPM research program focused on priority pest constraints of selected higher value marketed horticultural crops.