This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects
run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy
Principally based on Projects R8411, R8300, R7441. Simple traps made
from small plastic jerry-cans and baited with pheromones give farmers a
valuable early warning system against the legume podborer. This
insect's caterpillars cause devastating losses in cowpea. But, catching
a certain number of adult podborers in traps lets farmers know that
caterpillars will soon appear in their fields, and that they should
spray their crop in the next few days. The system was designed and
tested in tandem with farmers and NGOs in Benin and Ghana, and there is
demand for traps and lures from other farmers who have heard about the
technique. The system has potential for many more areas where the
podborer threatens cowpea.
The CD has the following information for this output: Description,
Validation, Current Situation, Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (8
pp.) taken from the CD.
CPP27, New technologies, new processes, new policies: tried-and-tested and ready-to-use results from DFID-funded research, Research Into Use Programme, Aylesford, Kent, UK, ISBN 978-0-9552595-6-2, p 21.