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Modelling cassava production and pest management under biotic and abiotic constraints

Vasthi Alonso Chavez, Alice E. Milne, Frank van den Bosch, Justin Pita, C. Finn McQuaid
2021 Plant Molecular Biology  
in the areas of surveillance, control, and host-pest dynamics understanding the effects of climate change and future challenges in modelling.  ...  Firstly, we identify research challenges in the modelling developed for the surveillance, detection and control of cassava pests, and propose approaches to overcome these.  ...  We thank Joe Helps, two anonymous reviewers and the editor for useful comments and revisions provided to improve the manuscript.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11103-021-01170-8 pmid:34313932 pmcid:PMC9163018 fatcat:da6beg5agndkrgjqzdncrraevm

Mobile community sensing with smallholder farmers in a developing nation; A scaled pilot for crop health monitoring [article]

Daniel Mutembesa, Ernest Mwebaze, Solomon Nsumba, Christopher Omongo, Humphrey Mutaasa
2019 arXiv   pre-print
Previously, crowdsourcing experiments in surveillance of crop diseases and pest have been trialed as small scale community sensing campaigns with select cohort of smallholder farmers, extension and experts  ...  This work presents a case of scaled deployment of the mobile ad hoc surveillance for crowdsourcing real-time surveillance data on cassava from over 175 smallholder farmers across Uganda.  ...  Diagnosis module The diagnosis module run a trained machine learning classification model that runs an optimised mobile neural network to identify the four most important diseases of Cassava namely; Cassava  ... 
arXiv:1908.07047v1 fatcat:4cv5y6ahkbefrgqjr54aeb62rq

Global Dimensions of Plant Virus Diseases: Current Status and Future Perspectives

Roger A.C. Jones, Rayapati A. Naidu
2019 Annual Review of Virology  
Such outbreaks are strikingly apparent in subsistence agriculture in food-insecure regions.  ...  Agricultural globalization and international trade are spreading viruses and their vectors to new geographical regions with unexpected consequences for food production and natural ecosystems.  ...  Indeed, application of machine learning to big sensor data sets has the potential to provide real-time artificial intelligence-enabled programs that greatly improve recommendations for decision support  ... 
doi:10.1146/annurev-virology-092818-015606 pmid:31283443 fatcat:op44gioxvvfitj2xmkpexzbihe

Souvenir-cum-Abstract Book: National Conference on Priorities in Crop Protection for Sustainable Agriculture [article]

Haldhar SM, Saha RK, Nagesh M, Bakthavatsalam N, Sinha B
2021 Zenodo  
In this Souvenir-cum-Abstract Book, several aims to take stock of the prevailing agricultural resources and their pest management strategies and how to augment them so that its benefits are reaped by the  ...  Keeping in view the huge scope of the crop protection in NEH region, Central Agricultural University, Imphal and ICAR-NBAIR, Bengaluru are organizing a three day national conference on "Priorities in Crop  ...  Due credits have been given to the providers of good quality relevant photographs of insect pests and diseases used in different sections of the manuscript.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.6809937 fatcat:g5iopcmhnbanbbbu2lqlylkebi

Predicting the Spread and Management of the Cassava Brown Streak Disease Epidemic

David Godding, Apollo-University Of Cambridge Repository, Apollo-University Of Cambridge Repository, Chris Gilligan, Nik Cunniffe
In parallel with digitisation of the surveillance data, we describe work to enable digital data collection via the creation of a cassava disease surveillance app, along with extensive training.  ...  The goal was to minimise errors in data collection and reduce the time lag between disease surveillance and reporting in surveillance programmes.  ...  In contrast, in regions with high rates of whitefly-mediated spread, improved varieties, especially those bred for lower whitefly numbers, and tolerant varieties increase in relative importance as potential  ... 
doi:10.17863/cam.38151 fatcat:hxon774sezetneno7wslmsfcsu

A predicted sex pheromone receptor of codling moth Cydia pomonella detects the plant volatile pear ester

Jonas M. Bengtsson, Francisco Gonzalez, Alberto M. Cattaneo, Nicolas Montagné, William B. Walker, Marie Bengtsson, Gianfranco Anfora, Rickard Ignell, Emmanuelle Jacquin-Joly, Peter Witzgall
2014 Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution  
Army Environmental Hygiene Agency, he conducted pest-management surveillance at military installations in 18 midwestern and northeastern states.  ...  Hydrilla integrated pest management: research is improving extension efforts.  ...  Beckage (1950 Beckage ( -2012 The Annual Review of Entomology, in publication since 1956, reviews significant developments in the field of entomology, including biochemistry and physiology, morphology  ... 
doi:10.3389/fevo.2014.00033 fatcat:y4puyx76zzalplie4llhdvvbee

Abstracts from the 5th International Research Conference on Huanglongbing

Organization IOCV
2017 Journal of citrus pathology  
The ultimate goal is to improve mass rearing efficiency and biocontrol effectiveness in the field.  ...  In an effort to improve tree health by focusing on the roots, we have been experimenting with polymer coated nutrients and more recently TigerSul micronutrients in the field and greenhouse.  ...  We have observed very substantial differences in the speed with which over 8000 individuals become affected by HLB, as well as the severity of symptoms in selected six different field trails.  ... 
doi:10.5070/c441034714 fatcat:ytjrcafo7zh25ap2ij2uy7zbeu

Abstracts of Presentations at the 2015 APS Annual Meeting

2015 Phytopathology  
In field trials in the USA and Italy from 2009-12, aflatoxin levels were reduced by 70 & 80%, respectively.  ...  These results suggest that this formulation has potential for use in improving several biocontrol agents.  ...  Then a machine-learning approach was applied for predicting encoded T3Es.  ... 
doi:10.1094/phyto-105-11-s4.1 pmid:26569162 fatcat:ejmrpsunevhs5f24vdzmcqmphe

Fast detection of Southern tomato virus by one-step transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT-LAMP)

L. Elvira-González, A.V. Puchades, C. Carpino, A. Alfaro-Fernandez, M.I. Font-San-Ambrosio, L. Rubio, L Galipienso
2017 Journal of Virological Methods  
Also, a new set of first-line diagnostic tests has been developed, along with advances on sample selection with the aim to improving surveillance protocols.  ...  , with implications in diagnostic and epidemiological surveillance.  ...  In Argentina, laboratory surveillance was implemented in 2015 and the first ZIKV outbreak was detected in 2016, with 25 indigenous confirmed cases in Tucumán province.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jviromet.2016.12.004 pmid:27965036 fatcat:5vqbhusk7vajhkvtl7wkufo2na

Bean technology toolkit catalogue [article]

TAAT Clearinghouse
This technology toolkit catalogue may be reproduced in its entirety or in part for non-commercial application provided that the TAAT Clearinghouse is acknowledged.  ...  The teams working with the Compact Leader is advancing the technologies presented in this catalogue across Africa.  ...  Specialty blended fertilizers applied at the rate of 100 to 150 kg/ha in common bean fields, combined with improved bean varieties and rhizobium inoculants greatly improves the health of plants and their  ... 
doi:10.21955/gatesopenres.1116835.1 fatcat:5wmgze6ogzahlfnihh7ayajwdi

Towards the ECOWAS Common Agricultural Policy Framework: Nigeria Case Study and Regional Analysis

Eric Eboh, Kalu Oji, Okey Oji, Uzochukwu Amakom, Oliver Ujah
2004 unpublished
agriculture and distorting incentive systems linked with the rent/patronage-dominated enclave oil sector.  ...  ii Executive Summary Country-level studies of agricultural sector in West Africa constitute one of initial steps in the action plan for the preparation of the ECOWAS Common Agricultural Policy Framework  ...  These crops and livestock species are attacked by a wide variety of pests and diseases both in the field and during storage.  ... 

Novel Monitoring and Biological Control of Invasive Insect Pests [article]

Malek Robert Nehme
integrated pest management.  ...  of invasive insect pests.  ...  species' distribution, the software MaxEnt was used (MaxEnt version 3.3.3;, which is a machine learning algorithm that applies the principle of maximum  ... 
doi:10.15168/11572_257781 fatcat:megspv7vpbf5pgnq5bc2fkfjvy

Farm Machinery and Processes Management in Sustainable Agriculture

Lorencowicz, Edmund, Uziak, Jacek, Huyghebaert, Bruno
2019 Farm Machinery and Processes Management in Sustainable Agriculture, X International Scientific Symposium   unpublished
We also thank REQUASUD for assistance with the REQUAFERTI provisional nitrogen balance sheet.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Authors are grateful to French Ministry of Agriculture and nozzle manufactures cited in this study.  ...  Among the most commonly used geranium pests to count the greenhouse whitefly (Trialeurodes vaporariorum) during the cutting propagation and growing.  ... 
doi:10.24326/fmpmsa.2019.1.1 fatcat:novhbijkgbgqnabjzxbwiidzoy

Abstracts of Presentations Development of the Hydro-Solar Thermotherapy (HSTT) for treatment of HLB infected citrus

G Aiken, T Gottwald, J Kainz, G Poole, J Truett
Our data provide insights into the understanding of the epidemiologic development of HLB in Mexico, and for the improvement of the current management strategies.  ...  Live psyllids were prepared by overnight fixation in 4% glutaraldehyde with 2.5% paraformaldehyde made with sodium cacodolate buffer pH 6.5.  ...  In an effort to improve tree health by focusing on the roots, we have been experimenting with polymer coated nutrients and more recently TigerSul micronutrients in the field and greenhouse.  ... 

Entomological Surveillance and Detection of Dengue Viruses in Vector Mosquitoes as an Early Warning Tool for the Control of Dengue in Pakistan

Nusrat Jahan, Adeela Tanveer, Sara Zafar, Afia Zaheer
BIOLOGIA (PAKISTAN)   unpublished
With neither vaccine nor proper treatment for dengue, prevention of the disease depends upon the surveillance and early diagnosis/detection of dengue virus antigens from mosquito vectors which can serve  ...  Recently in 2011 a severe epidemic occurred in Punjab province along with >15000 positive cases and > 400 deaths, especially in the highly populated urban city of Lahore.  ...  Acknowledgement We pay deepest gratitude to the personnel of PIC, Lahore and Urban Pest Management Team who facilitated our field work.  ...