Previously published news
04 - Nataima 31 - Whitefly-Resistant Cassava Variety
April 2003- Cali, Colombia.
A cassava variety resistant to one species of whitefly the first
variety of any food crop with resistance to this pestwill be released
this month by the Colombian Corporation for Agriculture Research (CORPOICA,
it's Spanish acronym). Named 'Nataima-31', the variety is based on a cross
made at CIAT between a clone from Ecuador and another from Brazil. The
variety's resistance to the whitefly species Aleurotrachelus socialis
Bondar will enable cassava growers in northern South America, where this
species is a major pest, to lower pesticide applications. In the tropics
a total of 43 whitefly species have been reported, damaging a wide range
of food and cash crops through direct feeding or transmission of viruses.
Aditional information Available > Brochure
(in Spanish, 672 kb)
03 - 3rd International Bemisia Workshop
March 17-20/2003- Barcelona.
This meeting is the 3rd in a series initiated in 1994 in Shoresh (Israel),
when an organising committee headed by Dr. Dan Gerling hosted the International
Bemisia Workshop. In 1998, more than 100 oral contributions and
70 posters were presented in Puerto Rico during the 2nd International
Workshop on Bemisia and Geminivirus diseases organised by Dr. Mayer
and Dr. Maxwell. Organizers hope that this 3rd International Bemisia Workshop
will be an international forum to discuss recent research in fundamental
and applied Bemisia studies, and to present concrete suggestions
for more successful ways to tackle Bemisia-associated problems
taking into account sustainable agricultural practices as well as best
Aditional information Available >
Website of the
conference at > http://www.irta.es/bemisia2003/
Abstracts > http://illiana.oasyssoft.com/bemisia2003/call_for_abstracts.html
02 - A united effort against a global pest
January 2003 - Cali, Colombia.
The Tropical Whitefly IPM Project coordination office has produced this
publication in close collaboration with scientist from different research
projects on whiteflies and whitefly-transmitted viruses all funded by
DFID through its Crop Protection Programme (CPP). It shows project summaries
and full color pictures, and includes contact information from each initiative.
Aditional information Available > Download
PDF File (527 Kb)
Hard copies available in english, by contacting
Project's Information and Communications Assistant.
01 - Recovering bean production in the Valley of Zapotitán: the
"Granary" of San salvador
February 2002 - Cali, Colombia.
The Tropical Whitefly IPM Project has allowed CENTA and CIAT to show
farmers in the valley that is possible to grow beans again in this dry
period, thanks to the availability of new Bean golden yellow mosaic
virus - resistant lines combining up to three different sources of resistance.
Aditional information Available > Full text