Integrated Protection of Date Palms

Structure

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

Activities

  • Organise 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

The results of the working group’s activities are published in bulletins:

The 1st Conference of the IOBC-WPRS Study Group “Integrated Protection of Date Palms” took place on 13-14 March 2017 at the¬†Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain.

Keywords

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

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