PANNA: Resource Pointer #316 (Alternative Pest Management)


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Resource Pointer #316 (Alternative Pest Management)
April 3, 2003

For copies of the following resources, please contact the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.

*How to Get Your Lawn and Garden Off Drugs, 2nd Edition, 2003* Carole Rubin. Demonstrates how North American lawns and gardens can flourish by replacing synthetic pesticides and fertilizers with balanced organic alternatives. Provides instructions on how to choose, feed, water, aerate and cut your lawn and garden plants. Includes lists of organic suppliers, soil testing labs, and other resources.128 pages. CAN$14.95, US$9.95. Contact Harbour Publishing, PO Box 219, Madeira Park, BC, V0N 2H0, Canada; phone (800) 667-2988; fax (604) 883-9451;; Web site

*Community IPM Web site* FAO Programme for Community IPM in Asia. Provides information and training resources for farming communities in Asia on alternatives to harmful pesticides and Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Includes news updates, IPM specialist contacts, activities of Asian IPM trainers, an online newsletter, IPM case studies, IPM training manuals, and information on the history of harmful uses of pesticides in Asia. FAO Programme for Community IPM in Asia, Jalan Kemang Timur Raya, 59, Bangka, Mampang Prapatan, Jakarta 12540; phone (62-21) 7197961; fax (62-21) 7197887; email; Web site

*Control of Pesticides and IPM in Developing Countries Web site* PAN UK. Promotes global pesticide use reform and Farmer Participatory Integrated Pest Management (IPM) by providing farmers, researchers and policy makers with resources on IPM and pesticides. Includes pest management notes on IPM, disposal of obsolete pesticides, desert locust control in Africa, Prior Informed Concent trade agreement, pesticide residues in food, and growing coffee, cotton, cocoa and fruit with sustainable, IPM practices. Provides information on pesticide active ingredients, progressive pest management agencies, and other online resources. Contact PAN UK, Eurolink Centre, 49 Effra Road, London SW2 1BZ, UK; phone (44-20) 7274 8895; fax (44-20) 7274 9084; email; Web site

*Rice IPM, 2002* CD ROM. International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and University of Queensland, in collaboration with Ministries of Agriculture in Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam. Interactive training and resource package on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in tropical rice for rice growers, advisors, researchers and students. Includes information on diagnosing rice diseases, pest ecology, crop checking, nutrient deficiencies, and pest management options. Contact RiceIPM, CPITT, Hartley-Teakle Building, University of Queensland, Brisbane 4072, Australia; fax (61-7) 3365 1855; email; Web site

*The Sterile Insect Technique: An Environmentally Friendly Method of Insect Pest Suppression and Eradication, 2000* Video. FAO and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Describes a method of controlling insect populations by sterilizing one generation of male insect pests with ionizing radiation. Presents the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) as an alternative to harmful chemical insect control. Includes case studies, economic analysis, and information on how to integrate SIT into an IPM program. Does not include information on radiation safety or nuclear radiation issues. 28.5 minutes. Free. Contact Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture, PO Box 100, IAEA, Wagramerstrasse 5, A-1400 Vienna, Austria; phone (43-1) 26000; fax (43-1) 26007; email; Web site

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