BARI (Bangladesh); Purdue University, Virginia Tech (US)
M. I. Hossain, S. N. Alam, M. A. Monayem Miah, M. N. Islam, M. A. Rashid (BARI), A. N. M. R. Karim (IPMCRSP/Virginia Tech), G. E. Shively (Purdue Univ.), G. W. Norton (Virginia Tech)
IPM scientists have developed a number of technologies that need to be disseminated to the farmers. This project promoted this dissemination of technologies to farmers. Farmer participation in the demonstration trials enhances the expansion of IPM technologies. Feedback regarding the IPM practices will be important for further improvement and policy-making decisions.
1. To demonstrate the most promising sets of technologies developed by the IPM CRSP with the participation of farmers; 2. To find out economic advantages of the technologies 3. To obtain farmers' feedback regarding dissemination of the technologies.
On-farm demonstration trials conducted with full participation of the farmers on organic soil amendment, fruit fly control by baiting and eggplant grafting were highly successful. The farmers evinced keen interest to adopt the technologies, as they are simple, inexpensive, easy to practice and economically profitable. The farmers through participation in the trials learned about improved methods of vegetable cultivation and IPM technologies for pest control for healthy and high yieldsof different vegetables.