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Modern chemical pesticides will continue to play an important role in pest management for the foreseeable future. IPM programmes aim to optimise their use and ensure their effectiveness is not compromised by destruction of beneficial predators and parasites and development of resistance in the target pests.
NRI has wide experience of using pesticides in a safe and sustainable way within IPM programmes, not only in crop protection but also against vectors of human and veterinary diseases.
- Improved application methods for chemical and biological insecticides, herbicides and fungicides.
- Management of insecticide resistance.
- Development of IPM programmes against pests and diseases on a range of crops using pesticides in combination with other cultural and technological solutions.
- Advice and training for safe and effective handling and application of pesticides.
- Pesticide legislation and residue analysis.
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A0671 Environmentally acceptable crop protection strategy based on improved use of pesticides in Zimbabwe. Project Leader: Hans Dobson Funded by: DFID CPP (ZA0054-R6764) Collaborators: Zimbabwe Department of Research and Specialist Services
A0675 Development of an area-wide strategy for management of insecticide-resistant cotton pests in India. Project Leader: Derek Russell Funded by: DFID CPP (R6734-ZA0013) Collaborators: ICRISAT, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University
A0848 Development of vegetable IPM in Kenya. Project Leader: Jerry Cooper Funded by: DFID CPP (R7430-ZA0300) Collaborators: CABI, KARI
C1280 Control of cotton bollworm in small-scale cotton production systems Project Leader: Derek Russell Funded by CFC (2000-2004) Collaborators:Central Institute for Cotton Research (CICR), India Central Cotton Research Institute (CCRI), Pakistan Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU), China
FAO Training courses on locust control in Oman, Yemen and India Project Leader: Hans Dobson Funded by: FAO Collaborators: NARS
Effect of GM cotton on beneficial insects Project Leader: Derek Russell Funded by: EU INCO-DEV/DFID Collaborators
Yengar, L. and Russell, D.A. Implications for non-target organisms of implementing an insecticide resistance management strategy for the control of cotton pests in India. Ecotoxicology (in press)
Singh, D.,Denholm, I., Russell, D.A., Singh, G., Sohi, B.S., Sarao, P.S. and Sharma, N. Monitoring of insecticide resistance and esterase variations in cotton whitefly Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) from the Indian Punjab (in press).
Jadhav, D.R., Russell, D.A. and Armes, N.J. Impact of sorghum on natural parasitism of Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner) by Trichogramma chilonis Ishii in cotton in India. Biocontrol Science and Technology (in press).
Kranthi, K.R., Jadhav, D.R., Kranthi, S.,Wanjari, R.R., Ali, S.S. and Russell, D.A. Insecticide resistance in five major insect pests of cotton in India. Crop Protection (in press).
Kranthi, K.R., Russell, D.A.,Wanjari, R., Manoj, K., Munje, S. Lavhe, N. and Armes, N. In-season changes in resistance of insecticides in Helicovera armigera (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Journal of Economic Entomology (in press).
Holt, J. AND Cooper, J.F. A model to compare the suitability of locust hopper targets for control by insecticide barriers. Crop Protection (in press)
Dobson, H M. Advances in locust spraying technology. Insect Science and its Application (in press)
Kranthi, K.R., Jadhav, D.R., Wanjari, R.R., SHAKIR Ali, S. and Russell, D. (2001). Carbamate and organophosphate resistance in cotton pests in India, 1995 to 1999. Bulletin of Entomological Research 91: 37-46.
Kranthi, R.K., Jadhav, D.,Wanjari, R., Kranthi, S. and Russell, D.A. (2001) Pyrethroid resistance and mechanisms in field strains of Helicovera armigera (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Journal of Economic Entomology 94: 253-263.
Russell, D.A., Kranthi, K.R., Surulivelu, T., Jadhav, D.R., Regupathy, A. AND Singh, J. (2000). Developing and implementing insecticide resistance management practices in cotton ICM programmes in India. BCPC 2000 Conference Proceedings - Pests and Diseases, 205-212.
Sibanda, T., Dobson, H.M., Cooper, J.F., Manyanagarirwa, W. AND Chiimba, W. (2000). Pest management challenges for smallholder vegetable farmers in Zimbabwe, Crop Protection 19: 807-815.
Dobson, H.M. and Magor J.I. (1999). Ancient plagues and modern solutions: locust management in the new millennium. BCPC Conference symposium, Brighton
Cooper, J.F.,Jones, K.A. AND Mowad, G. (1998), 'Low volume spraying on cotton; a comparison between spray distribution using charged and uncharged drops applied by two spinning disc sprayers', Crop Protection 17(9): 711-715.
D.N.Smith, W.J King, C.P. Topper, H. Mhando AND J.F.Cooper. 1997, Studies on spray deposition on cashew trees in Tanzania with reference to the use of fungicides to control Oidium anacardii. Crop Protection 16 (4): pp. 313-322.
Cooper, J.F. AND Smith, D.N. (1997). Control of powdery mildew on cashew in Tanzania using sulphur dust - an audit of sulphur fate and a proposal for a new dusting strategy. Crop Protection, 16:549-552. Dobson, H M, (1997). Second Edition of the FAO Desert Locust Control Guidelines .
Cooper, J. F., Smith, D.N. & Dobson, H.M. (1996) An evaluation of two field samplers for monitoring spray drift. Crop Protection 15 (3): 249-257