Battling Insects: Keeping Pesky Pod Borer, Bean Weevil at Bay
Jul 11, 2016
"Cowpea is a staple for millions of people and an important source of protein," Pittendrigh said. "It needs to be protected in ways that are feasible to local farmers. We have worked with Manuele Tamò (insect ecologist at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture in Benin) on the development and release of biocontrol agents and with our host country scientists on local solutions that can be taught to farmers. But it all comes down to sustainability and making sure that we give a full range of IPM strategies for farmers to choose from."