Program components

Phase 2 (2010-2014) - Project components of the Central Asia IPM Project

IPM packages will be developed through integrating existing pest management practices with new technologies developed through collaborative research and links with IPM CSRP global theme and regional programs. For each crop (tomatoes, potatoes, wheat), IPM pilot sites will be established for collaborative research, training and demonstration. These pilot sites will be linked to Farmer Field Schools (FFS) to disseminate findings to local farmers. As part of the training and capacity building strategy, over a five-year period, the project will train at least 20 graduate students, and provide opportunities to more than 200 IPM professionals from the region to attend various training programs, workshops, seminars and short courses with due consideration of gender balance. View the conceptual framework for developing and delivering the new program components in Central Asia.

Work plans: Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3

Partners at the June 2009 regional IPM CRSP forum in Bishkek,
Kyrgyzstan, helped identify the crops for the Project's new components.

Expertise for each crop component will be based in one country and then shared throughout the region.

Potato IPM based in Kyrgyzstan - research team members
Dr. George Bird, Michigan State University
Dr. Walter Pett, Michigan State University
Dr. David Douches, Michigan State University
Dr. Anara Shakenovna Chakaeva, Kyrgyz Research Institute of Livestock Breeding and Pastures
Dr. Carlo Carli, CIP, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Dr. Murat Aitmatov, Research Fellow, in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Tomato IPM based in Uzbekistan - research team members
Dr. Frank Zalom, University of California, Davis
Dr. Megan Kennelly, Kansas State University
Dr. Ravza Maylyanova, AVRDC World Vegetable Center, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Dr. Barno Tashpulatova, Research Fellow, in Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Wheat IPM based in Tajikistan - research team members
Dr. Douglas Landis, Michigan State University
Dr. Mustapha El-Bouhssini, ICARDA
Dr. Megan Kennelly, Kansas State University
Dr. Nurali Saidov, Research Fellow, in Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Phase 1 (2005-2009) - Project components of the Central Asia IPM Project

Component 1. Landscape ecology to enhance biodiversity and biological pest management.
Component 2.
Enhance efficiency, products line and crop usage of Central Asian biolaboratories.
Component 3.
Develop and implement IPM extension and outreach and university education programs.

Landscape  Central Asia biolabs  Outreach and education