Integrated Protection of Date Palm

Keywords

date palm, insect pests, plant pathogens, natural enemies, biological control,  IPM, post harvest treatments, molecular diagnostics

Convenor MOHAMED AbdulAziz M. A.
Liaison-Officer NICOT Philippe

Structure

Ten scientists from 6 countries of the WPRS geographic area have been invited to join in the launching of the study group.

Aim

To promote the research, development, implementation, and training in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) systems, including biological control in date palm orchards and packing houses.  

To collect, evaluate, and disseminate information to promote national and international public awareness of the economic, ecological and social importance of new developments in date palm protection.

Activities

Organize a meeting every two years.

Stimulate cooperation between scientists, regulatory authorities, and industry

Exchange ideas and expertise among group members, and encourage international collaboration

Identify factors challenging and limiting the implementation of IPM programs of date palms at different levels of research, development, consultation, and technology transfer

Develop and implement IPM strategies in the date palm orchards and the packing houses

Develop research activities and propose collaborative research projects in date-producing countries

Achievements

1st Conference of the IOBC-WPRS Study Group "Integrated Protection of Date Palm", Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain.
1st Conference of the IOBC-WPRS Study Group "Integrated Protection of Date Palm", Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain, 13.-14.03.2017

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