UPLB (Philippines); Penn State University, Ohio State University, Virginia Tech (US)
H.R. Rapusas (PhilRice), A.M.Baltazar (UPLB), G.S. Arida (PhilRice), E.G. Rajotte (Penn State U), S.A. Miller (Ohio State U), G.W. Norton (Virginia Tech)
Several IPM technologies have been developed through the IPM CRSP project. This project focused on disseminating such technologies to the end users like the farmers.
The objective of this activity is to disseminate IPM CRSP technologies utilizing various communication media like 1. print in the form of training manuals, field guides,technical bulletins, posters and the like 2. training courses on vegetable IPM using the FFS approach 3. field days 4. farmers meetings/fora, workshops, etc; 5. network with international agencies, national and local government organizations (GOs), non-government organizations (NGOs), professional associations, and other stakeholders on research and delivery system of IPM 6. village level integration of alternative IPM technologies with focus on onion and eggplant production
The project held farmers Field Schools in Palestina, San Jose, and Bongabon, Nueva Ecija, production of training materials; conducted a village level integration project in Palestina, San Jose and Bongabon, Nueva Ecija; conducted a study on the effects of grafted eggplant on the incidence of bacterial wilt; developed new relationship with CropLife during the NOGROCOMA meeting and the Philippines-IRRI Planning Meeting; and coordinated and involved local government in the project. Additionally, a social and economic impact assessment was conducted on the use of sex pheromone traps.