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Cassava; a nutritious and healthy staple crop


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FACTSHEETS FOR FARMERS
www.plantwise.org
Created in
Barbados
,
October
2012
Cassava; a nutritious and healthy staple crop
Recognize the problem
Cassava is the third most significant staple food in the world. However,
consumption of cassava, as an ingredient or processed product, is low in
Barbados because consumers believe incorrectly that cassava contains cyanide
and is poisonous.
Background
The cassava plant does not contain cyanide...

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Chemical control of the soya bean scale in hot peppers


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FACTSHEETS FOR FARMERS
www.plantwise.org
Created in
Barbados
,
October
2012
Chemical Control of the Soya bean Scale in Hot Peppers
Recognize the problem
The soya bean scale has a light orange body, black legs and a white cottony
sac sticking out of the body (2/3 to 3/4 inch long). During the dry season they
can multiply rapidly and can quickly destroy a crop if left uncontrolled.
Seedlings are highly susceptible to attack and growth...

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Control of bird damage in tomatoes


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FACTSHEETS FOR FARMERS
www.plantwise.org
Created in
Barbados
,
October
2012
Control of Bird Damage in Tomatoes
Recognize the problem
Bird damage causes significant economic losses to tomatoes. Bird damaged
fruit is susceptible to micro-organisms (diseases), which reduce the fruit

s
quality and storability. The fruit will therefore be unfit for human consumption.
Background
Tomatoes can be grown throughout the year in the...

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Mating disruption of the Pink Bollworm (PBW)


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FACTSHEETS FOR FARMERS
www.plantwise.org
Created in
Barbados
,
October
2012
Mating disruption of the Pink Bollworm (PBW)
Recognize the problem
The Pink Bollworm is the major cause of yield losses of cotton in Barbados.
High yield losses occur in cotton when PBW larvae emerge from eggs and
quickly eat their way into squares or bolls causing major economic damage.
Bolls 10-24 days old are most susceptible to attack.
Background
The PBW...

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Preventing rootstock re-growth in fruit trees


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FACTSHEETS FOR FARMERS
www.plantwise.org
Created in
Barbados
,
October
2012
Preventing rootstock re-growth in fruit trees
Recognize the problem
Your recently planted grafted fruit tree is really the union of two plants parts,
the upper part called the scion and the lower portion carrying the roots called
the root stock. The root stock tends to be more vigorous than the scion and
may overtake the scion, eventually bearing the wrong...

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Protected cropping of Sweet Pepper


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FACTSHEETS FOR FARMERS
www.plantwise.org
Created in
Barbados
,
October
2012
Protected cropping of Sweet Pepper
Recognize the problem
Inconsistent supply of sweet peppers during the rainy season occurs because
of unpredictable rain and the frequency of disease and pests.
Background
Tropical greenhouses offer protection against insect attack, excessive rainfall,
intense sunlight and wind. Two types exist: prefabricated metal or locally...

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Protecting fruit trees from weed wacker damage


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FACTSHEETS FOR FARMERS
www.plantwise.org
Created in
Barbados
,
October
2012
Protecting fruit trees from weed wacker damage
Recognize the problem
Nylon string on trimmers or weed wackers causes serious wounds to the trunks
of young trees. This damage increases the plant

s risk of disease entry and
stunting, and may even kill the tree.
Background
The use of trimmers or weed wackers to control weeds among young fruit
trees has...

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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...

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Scouting for bollworm and budworm pests in cotton


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FACTSHEETS FOR FARMERS
www.plantwise.org
Created in
Barbados
,
October
2012
Scouting for Bollworm and Budworm pests in Cotton
Recognize the problem
Numbers of insect pests can increase rapidly and the farmer may not act
quickly enough as they are unaware of the severity of the problem. This leads
to greater expense to control the pest later when numbers have built up.
Background
Cotton insect scouting is the regular and systematic...

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Use of fabric mulch in veg production


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FACTSHEETS FOR FARMERS
www.plantwise.org
Created in
Barbados
,
October
2012
Use of fabric mulch in veg production
Recognize the problem
Drought periods present hard challenges to successful production of most
vegetable cultivars. As water scarcity increases, plants will suffer from water
stress and other associated factors as a result of insufficient irrigation / rainfall.
Background
Synthetic mulch is an interwoven type of fabric...

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Black blight and ants


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FACTSHEETS FOR FARMERS
www.plantwise.org
Created in
Barbados
,
October
2012
Black blight and Ants
Recognize the problem
Black blight makes plants look unattractive so you cannot sell them. It can also
hinders their growth by blocking sunlight from shining on the leaves. Stinging
ants can give an unpleasant sting that might itch for several hours.
Background
Black blight does not damage the plant leaf directly. It is a fungus (disease...

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IN51000


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EENY242
A Citrus Blackfly Parasitoid, Encarsia perplexa Huang
and Polaszek (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae) 1
Ru Nguyen and T. R. Fasulo 2
1. This document is EENY242 (originally published as DPI Entomology Circular 301), one of a series of the Department of Entomology and Nematology,
UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date October 2001. Revised April 2010. Reviewed April 2018. Visit the EDIS website at http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu .
2...

edis.ifas.ufl.edu

IN37100


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EENY-214
Mediterranean Fruit Fly, Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann)
(Insecta: Diptera: Tephritidae) 1
M. C. Thomas, J. B. Heppner, R. E. Woodruff, H. V. Weems, G. J. Steck, and T. R. Fasulo 2
1. This document is EENY-214 (originally published as DPI Entomology Circulars 4, 230 and 273, updated for this publication), one of a series of the
Department of Entomology and Nematology Department, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date July 2001....

edis.ifas.ufl.edu

alert gas sp


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“Caracol gigante africano”
es el nombre que se utiliza
comúnmente para describir
varias especies de caracoles
foráneos que podrían convertirse
en plagas agrícolas graves
en los Estados Unidos. El
caracol gigante africano
de más importancia es la
especie Lissachatina fulica
(anteriormente, Achatina fulica ).
El caracol gigante africano
Los científicos consideran que
la especie L. fulica es uno
de los caracoles terrestres
más dañinos del mundo...

aphis.usda.gov

alert gas


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“Giant African snail” is the
common name used to describe
several foreign snail species
that could become serious
agricultural pests in the United
States. The most important giant
African snail is Lissachatina
fulica (formerly Achatina fulica ).
The Giant African Snail
Scientists consider L. fulica to
be one of the most damaging
land snails in the world. It is
known to feed on at least
500 different types of plants,
including peanuts, beans...

aphis.usda.gov

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