The IPM Innovation Lab team co-hosted a workshop in Ethiopia on the biological control and management of the viciously invasive weed, Parthenium hysterophorus, which has much of Ethiopian farmland in a stranglehold.
Parthenium is one of IPM Innovation Lab’s global themes, which refer to IPM IL projects that address worldwide pest management challenges. Wondi Mersie from Virginia State University is the project’s principal investigator.
The purpose of July’s workshop was to review the current status of parthenium in the world and discuss management practices that can be used to abate its impacts. The workshop brought together scientists working on parthenium from Africa and other parts of the world to share information on the biology and management of this weed. The workshop facilitated collaboration among researchers from both within Ethiopia and internationally.
- Workshop Presentations
- For more information on the workshop, download the flyer.
- More information about the IPM Innovation Lab’s work with Parthenium can be found here:
Parthenium in East Africa
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