Ecology and management of rice hispa (Dicladispa armigera) in Bangladesh. Final Technical Report.


The rice hispa, Dicladispa armigera, (Colecoptera: Chrysomelidae) is a serious pest of rice in Bangladesh and other rice-growing countries in tropical Asia, in Bangladesh yield losses can be 40-50%. The specific objectives were to: (1) understand the socioeconomic factors associated with the pest, current controls and the natural mortality factors affecting populations of the insect in endemic and outbreak areas; (2) to use this information to develop recommendations for Extension support and farmers to improve the sustainable control of the pest in Bangladesh.


CABI Bioscience, CAB International, UK., 155 pp. plus separate appendices, 101 pp.

Published 1 January 2005