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Towards reduced pesticide use for cereal crops in Asia

Author: Pingali, P.L.
Author: Gerpacio, R.V.
Year: 1997
ISSN: 0258-8587
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10883/952
Abstract: Several opportunities are available for dramatically reducing the use of agrochemicals in Asia cereal crop production. The first selection of this paper summarizes past trends and future prospects for pesticide use in Asia for three major cereal crops: rice, wheat, and maize. The second section identifies factors that have contributed to rising farm-level demand for pesticides and factors that could lead to a reduction in their demand. The third section highlights the advances that have been made in generating and disseminating cereal crops with resistance to insects and diseases. It focuses on conventional breeding strategies for host-plant resistance as well as the current and potential contributions of biotechnology. Pesticide productivity, yield variabiliy, and their relation to host-plant resistance are reviewed, along with evidence from trials and farmers' fields. The paper concludes with a discussion of the integrated management approaches that will be necesary for maximizing and sustaining the productivity gainsoffered by resistant varieties.
Format: PDF
Language: English
Publisher: CIMMYT
Serie: CIMMYT Economics Working Paper
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Type: Book
Region: South Asia
Region: Southeast Asia
Region: East Asia
Region: Central Asia
Region: Asia
Place of Publication: Mexico
Pages: v, 22 pages
Serie Number: 97-04
Agrovoc: ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
Agrovoc: INNOVATION ADOPTION
Agrovoc: MAIZE
Agrovoc: RICE
Agrovoc: ZEA MAYS
Agrovoc: ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
Agrovoc: INNOVATION ADOPTION
Agrovoc: MAIZE
Agrovoc: RICE
Agrovoc: ZEA MAYS


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