Insect pests continue to be one of the most important constraints to pigeonpea production throughout its distribution. The main purpose of the present project was to develop and share environmentally safe and economically feasible pest management strategies with pigeonpea farmers in India to provide short- and long-term answers for sustainable plant protection. The project worked in partnership with National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS), Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and farmers in farmer-participatory research mode, in 55 villages covering more than 1000 farmers.
Ranga Rao, G. Promotion of an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Programme for Pigeonpea in India and East Africa. Final Technical Report. International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Andhra Pradesh, India (2001) 14 pp.