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EDN #145 Now Available 2019-10-22

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Pest Prevention The Foundation of Integrated Pest Management

Stacy Swartz

Excerpt:

When the topic of agricultural pest management is mentioned, most people think first about monitoring for pests or intervening to reduce pests: scouting, pest identification, and/or application of pesticides are some specific practices. However, prevention is an often-overlooked key strategy that farmers can use to minimize the likelihood of pest problems. This article will explore the role of prevention in a pest management plan.

Smallholder farmers in the tropics face increasingly overwhelming hurdles. Population growth, a volatile global climate, and the need for long-term productivity make sustainable food production challenging. Integrated pest management is a platform to equip farmers with diverse decision-making skills. When farmers focus on knowledge and preventative measures, they begin to feel in control of their production, and their mindset about pest management changes from reactionary to preparatory.

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ECHO Asia Agriculture & Community Development Conference 2019
Tue, 1 October 2019 » Fri, 4 October 2019

Holiday Garden Hotel and Resort and The ECHO Asia Impact Center Farm and Seed Bank, Thailand

"Small Scale: Up Scale" How can we help small scale farming initiatives thrive in Asia? We can provide low-cost, innovative options that allow people to grow both their crops and their knowledge, expand their operations, and scale up! Join us October 1-4 for 3-days of networking and opportunities to share ideas, technologies appropriate for small scale farmers, and lots of practical demonstrations at the new ECHO Asia Seed Bank & Small Farm Resource Center! In addition to mor...

ECHO International Agriculture Conference 2019
Tue, 19 November 2019 » Thu, 21 November 2019

Crowne Plaza Hotel , United States

It's nearly time for ECHO's International Agriculture Conference!  Join ECHO in Fort Myers, Florida for our annual three-day conference that will discuss challenges facing small scale farmers and development workers in the tropics. You can learn more about the 2019 ECHO International Agriculture Conference by visiting our event website conference.echocommunity.org. Interested in presenting a workshop or evening breakout session? Remember to register for the event first, then apply at...

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Tue, 26 November 2019 » Thu, 28 November 2019

Hilltop hotel in Kigali-Remera (TENTATIVE), Rwanda

Best practices improving nutrition and sustainable agriculture in highland areas. This ECHO Symposium will provide a network and training opportunity for those involved in alleviating hunger and poverty in highlands of East Africa. Three mornings of plenary sessions featuring knowledgeable and experienced speakers would be followed by afternoon workshops and discussion groups led by regional agricultural development workers and experts. Symposium Dates - 26th-28th November, 2019 25th N...

Moroto, Karamoja, Uganda ECHO Symposium
Mon, 2 March 2020 » Wed, 4 March 2020

Uganda

A symposium on best practices to improve nutrition and livelihoods in pastoralist areas. This ECHO Symposium provides a network and training opportunity for those involved in alleviating hunger and poverty in pastoralist areas of East Africa. Three mornings of plenary sessions featuring knowledgeable and experienced speakers would be followed by afternoon workshops and discussion groups led by regional agricultural development workers and experts. Symposium Dates - 2nd-4th March, 2020 ...

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