Traditional crop protection
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CTA. 1987. Traditional crop protection. Spore 11. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Natural crop protection based on local farm resources in the tropics and subtropics / Stoll, G. 1986. Josef Margraf, Aichtal, 186 pp. ISBN 3-924333-43-2 Available at DM 18, SFR 23 or USD 12 from: Margraf, Tropical Scientific Books Eichendorf
All too often, the years of experience accumulated by farmers go unrecorded. Worse still the valuable results of agricultural research are often inaccessible to local practitioners. In an attempt to help overcome these obstacles in the field of crop protection, the AGRECOL Information Centre (see note below) coordinated the preparation of a practical guide based on local knowledge. Designed for farmers, extension workers and researchers, this publication provides information on simple technologies that can be used to deal with infestations of both standing crops and stored harvests. It is based on an investigation made within the AGRECOL network and other organizations involved in organic farming as well as on research dating primarily from the 1930s (before the advent of chemical pesticides) and after 1980 (with the revival of interest in natural crop protection measures). Far from being simply a collection of home remedies, this well-indexed publication, with over 150 references, deals in a substantive manner with the contribution that such techniques can make to integrated pest management, including preventive and curative measures. The first section covers the main pests of rice, maize, legumes, vegetables and fruits commonly grown in tropical and subtropical regions, and the second describes the control methods recommended, including non-chemical pesticides of both organic and inorganic origin, baits, traps and other methods such as the use of viral pathogens. The text is supported by 96 detailed line drawings illustrating the insects, plants and techniques that are referred to. The result is a vary useful handbook for fieldworkers. Stoll, G. 1986. Natural crop protection based on local farm resources in the tropics and subtropics. Josef Margraf, Aichtal, 186 pp. ISBN 3-924333-43-2 Available at DM 18, SFR 23 or USD 12 from: Margraf, Tropical Scientific Books Eichendorffstr, 9 D-8074 Gaimersheim West Germany AGRECOL is an information centre on sustainable agriculture in the Third World based at the Centre for Appropriate Technology and Social Ecology in Langenbruck, Switzeriand. An initiative of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements, its goal is to support the development of agriculture based on local or traditional practices that reduce or eliminate dependence on external inputs. For more details. contact: AGRECOL Okozentrum CH-4438 Langenbruck Switzerland