Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

Integrated pest management in potato production in the Republic of Yemen with special reference to the integrated biological control of the potato tuber moth (Phthorimaea operculella Zeller).

Abstract

An account of research into the integrated control of pests (especially Phthorimaea operculella) on potato in Yemen is presented. Potato diseases, pests and weeds, their significance, abiotic and biotic limiting factors, as well as the ecological and socio-economic context were analysed and discussed to develop IPM (integrated pest management) strategies for the existing cropping system.