Jamaica

Determination of the best IPM strategy to manage the Lepidoptera complex on callaloo in two major agroecological zones and seasons in Jamaica

This activity focused on minimizing the use of production systems by identifying non-chemical methods that can be used to control callalloo pests.

  • Start Date: 1999
  • End Date: 2004
  • Project Code: Not Available
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Integrated Management of Pests Affecting Cruciferous Vegetables

For ten years research has been conducted in the primary site in Jamaica which focused on addressing the problem of excessive pesticide use on a vegetable […]

  • Start Date: 1999
  • End Date: 2004
  • Project Code: Not Available
  • Lead University:

Integrated Pest Management of Major Pests affecting Sweetpotato, Ipomoea batatas, in the Caribbean

Sweetpotato weevils, sweetpotato leaf beetles, and the WDS soil insect complex significantly reduce sweetpotato production in Jamaica and the rest of the Caribbean. This project sought […]

  • Start Date: 1999
  • End Date: 2004
  • Project Code: Not Available
  • Lead University:

Assessment of Virus Incidence in Superior Caribbean Sweetpotato Varieties

The goal of this project was to determine the status of Jamaican sweet potato varieties relative to natural infection with common sweetpotato viruses, using available technology […]

  • Start Date: 1999
  • End Date: 2004
  • Project Code: Not Available
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Factors Influencing Broad Mite and Predator Populations on Hot Peppers, as Components of a Broad Mite Integrated Pest Management Program

The overall goal of this project was to use IPM to minimize the deleterious effects of pesticides on users, consumers and the environment while keeping crop […]

An IPM Strategy to Combat the Gall Midge Complex Affecting Hot Pepper

This project addressed constraints faced by hot pepper farmers including the ability to use field management practices to avoid the US-imposed mandatory fumigation requirement for fresh […]

  • Start Date: 1999
  • End Date: 2004
  • Project Code: Not Available
  • Lead University:

Monitoring and Analysis of Introduced Technologies

Plant quarantine officers at the two major local ports Sangsters International Airport, Montego Bay and Norman Manley International Airport, Kingston were monitoring pest interception levels and […]

  • Start Date: 1999
  • End Date: 2004
  • Project Code: Not Available
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Efficacy of Phosphine Gas in Treatment of Gall Midge on Hot Peppers

Hot peppers were fumigated as a postharvest treatment against gall midges and citrus midge, pests of the hot pepper in Jamaica. The infestation of gall midges […]

  • Start Date: 1999
  • End Date: 2004
  • Project Code: Not Available
  • Lead University:

McDonald, S.

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  • Start Date: 1998
  • End Date: 2000
  • University:
  • Degree: PhD

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Ogrodowczyk, J.

Country of Origin:
  • Start Date: 1997
  • End Date: 1998
  • University:
  • Degree: MS