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Grain storage in metal silos against insect pests


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FACTSHEETS FOR FARMERS
www.plantwise.orgCreated in Zambia, July 2014
Grain storage in metal silos against insect pests
Recognize the problem
Major storage pests include the common maize weevil (also called the greater
grain weevil, Busumpe in Tonga language and Impese in Bemba language) and
the larger grain borer (also called Chidonkola mapwe). These pests eat lots of
cereal grains when they have been in storage for six months or longer. Some...

plantwise.org

Management of birds in rice fields


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FACTSHEETS FOR FARMERS
www.plantwise.org
Created in
Sierra Leone
,
September
2013
Management of birds in rice fields
Recognize the problem
In Sierra Leone, birds, especially the weaver birds and sparrows, are
recognised as troublesome animals that cause serious damage to rice plants.
Birds damage rice from the time of planting the seeds in the field to
maturation. The entire crop field can be spoilt if the population of birds grows....

plantwise.org

Cotton jassid


The control of leaf-cutting ants by drenching


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FACTSHEETS FOR FARMERS
www.plantwise.org
Created in
Trinidad and Tobago
,
December
2013
The control of leaf-cutting ants by drenching
Recognize the problem
Leaf-cutting ants, or bachac, occur in great numbers and can be responsible for
destroying an entire crop virtually overnight.
Background
Traditionally, simple barriers and setting of baits with pesticide have been used
to control leaf-cutting ants. However, if these methods are...

plantwise.org

Control of larger grain borer in stored maize


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FACTSHEETS FOR FARMERS
www.plantwise.org
Created in
Malawi
,
July
2013
Control of larger grain borer in stored maize
Recognize the problem
Larger Grain Borer (LGB) is locally called Nankafumbwe wamkulu. It is a dark
brown beetle which has a square body. This pest destroys maize grains when
they are in storage.
Background
LGB attacks maize right from the field and continues in the store. It also feeds
on wood, plastics, storage bags...

plantwise.org

Local spray apparatus


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FACTSHEETS FOR FARMERS
www.plantwise.org
Created in
Sierra Leone
,
May
2012
Local spray apparatus
Recognize the problem
A knapsack sprayer is not always available when spraying is needed. It might
be broken or someone else might be using it. If the crop is being damaged and
other management options have not worked the crop should be sprayed. It
might not be possible to wait until the knapsack sprayer is ready.
Background
A tutik...

plantwise.org

Reducing exposure to agrochemicals


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FACTSHEETS FOR FARMERS
www.plantwise.org
Created in
Barbados
,
October
2012
Reducing exposure to agrochemicals
Recognize the problem
Excess exposure to agrochemicals can be hazardous to human health. This can
occur due to non-use or incorrect use of protective equipment by spray
operators.
Background
Pesticides are toxic to both pests and humans. However, they need not pose a
risk to humans, if suitable precautions are taken. Most...

plantwise.org

Conventional clothing as personal protective equipment (PPE)


GrowNote Lentil West 5 Post Planting


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ROLLING LENTILS
WESTERN
JUNE 2018
SECTION 5
POST PLANTING
LENTIL1 post-planting
Section 5 LentiL
June 2018
post-planting
• Rolling lentil improves harvest efficiency and minimises soil contamination
at delivery.
• Rolling lentil can help protect the crop from post-sowing herbicide damage.
• a flat, firm soil surface at harvest becomes even more essential when cro\
ps
are short in height at maturity due to low rainfall.
• the optimum...

grdc.com.au

pnhousemouse


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The house mouse, Mus musculus , is one of
the most troublesome and costly rodents
in the United States (Fig. 1). House mice
thrive under a variety of conditions;
they are found in and around homes
and commercial structures as well as
in open fields and on agricultural land.
House mice consume and contaminate
food meant for humans, pets, livestock,
or other animals. In addition, they cause
considerable damage to structures
and property, and they...

ipm.ucanr.edu

pnpesticideingarden


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P ESTICIDES : S AFE AND E FFECTIVE U SE
IN THE H OME AND L ANDSCAPE
Integrated Pest Management for Home Gardeners and Landscape Professionals
Pesticides are designed to be toxic to the pests they target—whether they are insects, cause plant disease, or are
weeds or other unwanted home and garden invaders. When used properly, pesticides can protect your plants or home from damage. However, when
the label instructions are not followed...

ipm.ucanr.edu

Stenoma catenifer


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Screening Aid
Hanna R. Royals 1, Todd M. Gilligan 1 and Steven C. Passoa 2
1) Identification Technology Program (ITP) / Colorado State University, USDA-APHIS-PPQ-Science & Technology (S&T), 2301 Research
Boulevard, Suite 108, Fort Collins, Colorado 80526 U.S.A. (Emails: Hanna.H.Royals@aphis.usda.gov; Todd.M.Gilligan@aphis.usda.gov)
2) USDA-APHIS-PPQ, USDA-FS Northern Forest Research Station and Ohio State University, 1315...

idtools.org

Enarmonia formosana


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Screening Aid Cherry Bark Tortrix
Enarmonia formosana (Scopoli)
This CAPS (Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey) screening aid produced for and distributed by\
:
USDA-APHIS-PPQ National Identification Services (NIS)
This and other identification resources are available at: http://caps.ceris.purdue.edu/taxonomic_services
Hanna R. Royals 1, Todd M. Gilligan 1, Chris Looney 2 and Steven C. Passoa 3
1) Identification Technology Program (ITP) /...

idtools.org

Eupoecilia ambiguella high


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Screening Aid
This CAPS (Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey) screening aid produced for and distributed by\
:USDA-APHIS-PPQ National Identification Services (NIS)
This and other identification resources are available at: http://caps.ceris.purdue.edu/taxonomic_services
Todd M. Gilligan 1, Marc E. Epstein 2, and Steven C. Passoa 3
1) Identification Technology Program (ITP) / Colorado State University, USDA-APHIS-PPQ-Science & Technology (...

idtools.org

Eupoecilia ambiguella LoRes


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1
Screening Aid
This CAPS (Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey) screening aid produced for and distributed by\
:USDA-APHIS-PPQ National Identification Services (NIS)
This and other identification resources are available at: http://caps.ceris.purdue.edu/taxonomic_services
Todd M. Gilligan 1, Marc E. Epstein 2, and Steven C. Passoa 3
1) Identification Technology Program (ITP) / Colorado State University, USDA-APHIS-PPQ-Science & Technology (...

idtools.org

Chilo spp


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Screening Aid
The stem borers, Chilo spp. , are some of the most important pests
of cereal crops throughout Asia. Larvae cause serious damage to
rice, corn, sorghum, and sugar-cane by boring into the leaf funnels
during the seedling growth stage (causing “dead-heart”) and late\
r
by feeding on internal stem tissue and inflorescences during the
reproductive growth stage. Feeding by Chilo larvae can result in
significant reduction in yields...

idtools.org

sweetpotato weevil 029


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Photo 1. Larvae or grubs of sweetpotato weevil,
Cylas formicarius, damaging a vine at the crown
where the stem enters the ground.
Photo 2. External damage to the base of the
vine - called the crown - by the sweetpotato
weevil, Cylas formicarius. Holes used by the
adults to exit the stems can be seen.
Photo 3. Crown area of the vine, just above soil
level, heavily infested by sweetpotato weevil,
Cylas formicarius, and rots have developed.
Photo 4...

pestnet.org

BrochureNo1


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Banana Bunchy Top Virus
Pests and Diseases of American Samoa
Number 1
American Samoa Community College
Agriculture, Human & Natural Resources
Cooperative Research & Extension 2000
Introduction
Bananas are one of the most important food crops in American
Samoa and most Samoans grow them on their land. Bananas do
not hold the same place in traditional Samoan culture as taro but
they are still a mains source of carbohydrate in the diet....

ctahr.hawaii.edu

Maintaining Irrigation Pumps, Motors, and Engines


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A Publication of ATTRA - National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service  1-800-346-9140  www.attra.ncat.org
AT T R A — N a t i o n a l S u s t a i n a b l e Agriculture Information Service is managed by the National Cen-ter for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) and is funded under a grant from the United States
Department of Agriculture’s
Rural Business-Cooperative Ser-vice. Visit the NCAT Web site (www.ncat.org/agri.html) for more...

attra.ncat.org

Small-Scale Poultry Processing


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Page 1 www.attra.ncat.org
AT T R A (www.attra.ncat.org)
is a program of the National
Center for Appropriate Technology
(NCAT). The program is funded
through a cooperative agreement
with the United States Department
of Agriculture’s Rural Business-
Cooperative Service. Visit the
NCAT website
(www.ncat.org) for more information on
our other sustainable
agriculture and
energy projects.
A program of the National Center for Appropriate Technology...

attra.ncat.org

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