- Innovative Technologies for Eco-friendly Fish Farm Management and Production of Safe Aquaculture Foods
- Sustained Management of the Soil-Rhizosphere System for Efficient Crop Production and Fertilizer Use
- Area-Wide Management of Insect Pests
- Development of Database (APASD) for Biological Invasion
- Agricultural Cooperatives in Asia: Innovations and Opportunities in the 21st Century
- Urban/peri-urban Agriculture in the Asian and Pacific region
October 1-5, 2006
Okinawa Prefectural Agricultural Research Center, Okinawa, Japan
National Agricultural Research Center
National Agricultural Research Center for Kyushu Okinawa Region,Japan
Okinawa Prefectural Government, Japan
Council of Agriculture, Taiwan ROC
- Background / Highlights of Activity
Over the last several decades, considerable progress has been made steadily in the development and applicability of the area-wide approach (AWA) for the suppression and control of some key insect pests. There have been several well-established programs adopting the holistic approach to control and manage total pest population, such as: the use of sterile insect technique in eliminating screw-worm from North America and fruit flies from Hawaii, USA and Okinawa, Japan; the widely-used male annihilation and poisoned food baits for controlling fruit flies; and the use of pheromones for the mass trapping and mating disruption of key lepidopteron, among others. The AWA should be explored further, with emphasis on plant insect pests, in terms of its applicability particularly as integrated into management programs for some key insect pests by small-scale farmers.
As improved technologies in AWA and control practices have been progressing steadily, it is highly important to continuously share and exchange pest management and control strategies among participating countries through proactive updating of information on this approach. This symposium intends to provide a forum to share past experiences and exchange information on current status and successful practices on area-wide approach as integrated into insect pest management, which will be particularly useful to farmers in the region.
The symposium will be categorized into two distinct activities: the paper presentation and deliberations; and the field study tour. The presentations will consist of keynote speeches, resource papers / case studies, country paper presentations and poster presentations. Two distinguished experts on the subject matter will be invited to present keynote speeches, intended to set the basis for discussion of major issues and concerns related to area-wide management of plant insect pests. Several experts from different countries will then serve as resource persons to present recent trends and approaches, as well as technological developments in AWA of insect pests. Country paper presentations are expected to provide a feature picture of the status and challenges on AWA in their respective countries. A field study tour will be followed to observe Japan’s efforts in AWA.
Issues to be addressed:
a. Recent trends and approaches in AWA;
b. Current situation of fruit flies, sweet potato weevils, wireworm, and other agricultural targeted insect pests, especially their economic importance and crop production impact / risk;
c. Improved area-wide management and control techniques/measures being developed and practical application of the technologies such as integration with augmentative biological control, mating disruption, or other environment-friendly measures;
d. Prospect for the development and extension of AWA and control practices that can be adopted by individual farmers, particularly small-scale holders; and
e. Exchange of expertise and research essential to AWA aiming to reach a free status of damage from the target pests.
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- Implications of an Unintended Area-Wide IPM for Chilo Suppressalis in Japan (255) Keizi Kiritani
- Public and Private Partnerships in Area-Wide Fruit Fly Pest Management for the Benefit of Farmers: The Hawaii Experience(261) Ronald F.L. Mau, Jari S. Sugano, Eric B. Jang, Roger I. Vargas and Lyle Wong
- Successful Utilization of the Area-Wide Approach for the Management of Fruit Flies in Hawaii(275) Roger I. Vargas, Ronald F.L. Mau, Lyle Wong, and Eric B. Jang
- Current Status of the Solanaceous Fruit Fly Control Project in Yonaguni Island(252) Hiroyuki Kuba, Takashi Matsuyama, and Noriaki Mougi
- All male strains and chemical stimulants: Two ways to boost sterile males in SIT programs(256) Drs. Donald O. McInnis , Todd E. Shelly, and Ronald F. L. Mau
- Exporting Fruit from Low Fruit Fly Prevalence Zones with a Multiple Mitigation Systems Approach(257) Eric B. Jang, Ronald F.L. Mau, R.I. Vargas, and D.O. McInnis
- Sustainable Management of Migratory Rice Planthoppers by Conservation Biological Control Combined with Endophyte-Infected Plants(270) Yoshito Suzuki, Youichi Kobori and Yukie Sato
- Current Status of Sweetpotato Weevil Control and Fruit Fly Researches in Taiwan(251) Chien-Chung Chen and Jenn-Sheng Hwang
- Communication Disruption for Control of the Sugarcane Wireworm, Melanotus Okinawensis Ohira (Coleoptera: Elateridae), with Synthetic Sex Pheromone(250) Norio Arakaki, Atsushi Nagayama, Aya Kobayashi, Noriaki Mougi, Mitsunobu Kishita and Yasutsune Sadoyama
- Migration Prediction and Monitoring of Rice Planthoppers in Japan(245) Masaya Matsumura, Akira Otuka and Tomonari Watanabe
- Development of Agricultural Methods and Policies for Environment-Friendly Controls of Insect Pest in Korea(267) Taek-Jun Kang and Heung-Yong Jeon
- Management of Malayan Rice Blackbug (Scotinophara coarctata) Using Biological Control Agent in the Island Provinces of the Philippines(251) Ms. Wilma R. Cuaterno
- Area-Wide Control of the Oriental Fruit Fly and Melon Fly in Taiwan(261) Tze-chung Huang, Edward Y. Cheng, Ching-Hua Kao*, Yu-Bing Hwang and Ming-Yao Chiang
- Feasibility of an Area-Wide Pest Management Program of Key Insect Pests in Thailand(261) Banpot Napompeth
- Classical Biological Control of the Coconut Hispine Beetle (Brontispa longissima Gestro) In Viet Nam(276) Tran Tan Viet