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

IPM in Arable Cropping Systems

Structure

Scientists from all over the WPR will be invited to participate to the kick-off meeting of the Study Group to define the main themes and actions. Researchers focusing on systems approaches for IPM in arable cropping systems are especially encouraged to participate.

Activities

Organize a meeting every two years.

Stimulate cooperation between research organisations and policy makers at all levels, farmers’ organisations, advisory services and other stakeholders identified by the Study group members.

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

Develop research activities and propose collaborative research projects among participants.

Achievements

A first study group meeting will be organised by the end of 2020 or in spring 2021.

Keywords

arable crops, weeds, pests, diseases, systems approach, crop rotation, agroecology, cultural control, physical control, biological control

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