Commercial adoption of pheromones as a component in the integrated crop management of rice in Bangladesh. R8026 (ZA0480). Final technical report.
This is the final report for the project which aimed to promote uptake and adoption of sustainable methods of yellow rice stem borer, Scirpophaga incertulas, control in Bangladesh, developed with CPP funding.
Following the background and introduction to the project, the research outputs are presented:
- Output 1 - Cost-effective, trapping system suitable for use in mass trapping by smallholder rice cultivators in Bangladesh developed.
- Output 2 - Social economics of rice cultivation in Bangladesh and effect of ICM strategy on rice cultivation on farmer attitudes understood.
- Output 3 - Impact on rice crop of incorporating mass trapping, for control of YSB, as a component of the Syngenta ICM programme in Bangladesh assessed.
- Output 4 - Dissemination (including the stakeholder workshop).
The contribution of outputs to developmental impact is discussed.
Natural Resources Institute, Chatham, UK, 127 pp.