Invasive Species Identification & Management

May 12-15, 2014, in Dakar, Senegal

The main purpose of this workshop was to identify invasive species that are appearing in the tropics and to review current knowledge about managing them. The workshop also focused on Ralstonia solanacearum (bacterial wilt) in solanaceous vegetables, as well as the papaya mealybug. Activities included demonstrations and practical exercises in plant grafting and disease identification.

Workshop Flyer
Workshop Program


Practical Bacteriology Guide
Bacterial Wilt Disease: Standard Operating Procedure for Use in Diagnostic Laboratory


  1. Biological Control in Integrated Pest Management (R. Muniappan)
  2. The Problem of Invasive Plant Pathogens in the Tropics (S. Miller)
  3. Invasive Anthropods and Weeds (R. Muniappan)
  4. Ralstonia solanacearum in Solanaceous Vegetables (S. Miller)
  5. Characterization and Management of R. solanacearum in South Asia (N. Subedi and S. Miller)
  6. Grafting to manage bacterial wilt (P. Demba Kane)
  7. Grafting using “Hybrid rootsocks” for Bacterial Wilt Resistance (M. Paret, J. Feeman, S. Rideout, S. Miller)
  8. Bacterial Wilt in Senegal (P. Diedhiou, B. Drame)
  9. Bacterial Wilt Management and Grafting Technology in Nepal (R.D. Timila, R. Bahadur)
  10. Managing Bacterial Wilt in East Africa (J. Mbaka)
  11. Status of Bacterial Wilt and its Management in Central America (M. Arevalo)
  12. IPM Package for Tomato: A Holistic Approach (R. Muniappan)
  13. Tuta Absoluta: The Tomato Leafminer (R. Muniappan)
  14. Papaya Mealybug, Paracoccus marginatus (R. Muniappan)