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Cocoa Production and Related Social-Economic and Climate Factors: A Case Study of Ayedire Local Government Area of Osun State, Nigeria, Adeniyi, O. R., and Ogunsola G.O. , Agricultural Science , 06/2014, Volume 2, Issue 4, Nigeria, p.13, (2014) , (Practical Publication)
Cocoa agroforestry a bridge for sustainable organic cocoa Production, Nunoo, Isaac, and Owusu Victor , 4th ISOFAR Scientific Conference, 10/2014, Istanbul, Turkey, (2014) , (Practical Publication)
The Role of Education in Empowering Young Women in West-African Cocoa Communities - Poster presented at WCC 2014, , World Cocoa Conference 2014, 06/2014, Amsterdam, (2014) , (Practical Publication)
COMPLIANCE OF AGROCHEMICAL MARKETERS WITH BANNED COCOA PESTICIDES IN SOUTHWEST NIGERIA , Mokwunye, Idongesit U., and al Folaranmi D. Babalol , Journal of Agricultural sciences, 05/2014, Volume 59, Issue 2, Nigeria, (2014) , (Practical Publication)
Fertilizer use among Cocoa Farmers in Ghana: The case of the Sefwi Wiawso District, Nunoo, Isaac, Frimpong Benedicta Nsiah, and Frimpong Frederick Kwabena , Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, (0) , (Practical Publication)

Organic Pest Management Strategies to Control the Cocoa Mirid (Monalonion dissimulatum Dist.), Alto Beni, Bolivia

TitleOrganic Pest Management Strategies to Control the Cocoa Mirid (Monalonion dissimulatum Dist.), Alto Beni, Bolivia
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsFerrari, Leone Miniato, and Flores Andres
Conference NameTropentag
Date Published09/2014
Conference LocationSwitzerland
Publication LanguageEnglish
KeywordsBeauveria bassiana, Monalonion dissimulatum, organic pest management, Theobroma cacao

The cocoa mirid is one of the major pests in cocoa cultivation in Alto Beni, Bolivia. The most common control method is the manual removal of the nymphs. This practice is time-consuming, and therefore farmers often do not follow it. Hence there is an urgent need for more effective practices to control this important pest.
This study evauluated the pathogenecity of two strains of Beauveria Bassiana for the control of Monalonion dissimulatum on cocoa; a non native, commercialised strain, and a locally isolated, native strain of Alto Beni, which is not yet commercialised. Moreover, a silicon based product was tested. In addition, the effect of different degrees of infestation with Monalonion dissimulatium on different stages of cocoa pod development was examined. In order to investigate these questions, several field trials were carriedo ut at the experimental station of Sapecho between June and September 2013.



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