Latest ‘crop’ of MAS in ICM students graduate with honours

MAS in ICM graduates 2019
MAS in ICM graduates 2019 celebrate their success Now in its fifth year, the Masters of Advanced Studies in Integrated Crop Management (MAS in ICM) course, coordinated by CABI and the University of Neuchâtel, celebrated the graduation of twelve more international students last month. A ceremony…
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CABI Switzerland welcomes first two exchange scientists from China at the newly established MARA China – CABI European Laboratory

Fall armyworm damage to maize
Fall armyworm attacking maize – one of the world’s most widely-consumed staple food crops Two experts in the field of biological pest control are on secondment for three months from the Institute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (IPP-CAAS) to the European arm of…
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Study suggests biological controls to fight crop pests can be a viable alternative to pesticides for rice farmers in the Greater Mekong Subregion

Between 2011 and 2015, CABI set up 22 Trichogramma rearing facilities as part of a project to promote the use of biologically-based Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for rice and maize crops. In addition to creating the Trichogramma rearing facilities, IPM strategies for rice and maize were developed in Southwestern China,…
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Plantwise

Plantwise plant doctor helping female farmers in Kenya
Worldwide, over 500 million smallholder farmers provide food for two-thirds of the earth’s growing population. Achieving a zero hunger world by 2030 depends on increasing the productivity of these smallholder farmers – but their crops face a significant threat. Yearly, an estimated 40% of crops grown worldwide are lost to…
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Crop-devastating pests in Rwanda to be targeted with space-age technology from PRISE programme

Pests, which threaten to destroy key cash and food security crops including maize, tomato and beans, are to be prioritized as part of an integrated pest management strategy using state-of-the-art space-age technology.
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Continuing the biological fight against a hardy foe – the maize-devastating western corn rootworm

CABI Scientist in maize field with students
CABI is continuing the fight against the maize-devastating western corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera virgifera) by collecting more than 22,000 live specimens of this chrysomelid beetle for further research into its biological control.
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