These short videos will provide an overview of some of IPM Innovation Lab’s work with researchers and farmers worldwide.
Climate change increases the risk for invasive species as more hospitable weather allows movement into new areas. With no natural enemies to stop it, the tomato leafminer Tuta absoluta can wipe out a country’s tomato harvest.
Trichoderma is a beneficial fungus that is great at eating “bad” fungi as well as promoting plant growth. For developing countries where crop pests and diseases are a major problem, Trichoderma is a vital tool. To help spread awareness, the IPM Innovation Lab recently held a Trichoderma workshop at the Royal University of Agriculture in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Scientists have dubbed Parthenium hysterophorus, a species of flowering plant in the aster family, the “worst weed of the century.” The IPM Innovation Lab has a project to fight the weed in East Africa.
Virginia Tech students traveled to Ecuador to learn more about IPM packages that decrease erosion and deforestation and improve crop yields and quality.
IPM Innovation Lab interventions in Ethiopia focus on the tomato leafminer – a pest that causes devastation on tomato crops in Europe, Africa and South America