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Resistance Kit & Insecticide Quality Kit to be available at Plenary Meeting
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Aug '09
The International Cotton Advisory Committee implemented a project 'Sustainable Control of the Cotton Bollworm Helicoverpa armigera in Small-Scale Cotton Production Systems' in China (Mainland), India, Pakistan and the UK. The Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) and national governments in the four countries sponsored the project. The main objective of the project was to find cheaper and environmentally ustainable control methods aimed at minimizing the use of insecticides and avoiding the development of resistance to insecticides.

Two techniques were developed during the project that can be used in other cotton producing countries. The project developed a 'Resistance Kit,' which is a single-step, easy to use dip-strip to detect insecticide resistant cotton bollworms. Farmers can use the kit in the field, and in 10 minutes they can detect whether cotton bollworms have developed resistance. The manufacturing cost in India is about US cents 9-11 per dip-strip. The technology has a local patent in India. CFC and ICAC have developed a brochure on this technology with all technical details that will be available at the Plenary Meeting in Cape Town.

The project also developed an 'Insecticide Quality Kit.' The technique is not suitable to test all types of chemicals, but the technology is useful for many small holders.The technology is available for patenting. Technical material has been published and will also be available at the Plenary Meeting in Cape Town. The ICAC Secretariat is providing copies of these publications to its member governments and heads of institutes who participated in the 2009 ICAC survey on current research projects.

The 68th ICAC Plenary Meeting will be held in Cape Town, South Africa at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC). A variety of hotels are within walking distance of the CTICC, and the historic Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, combining history, leisure, shopping and sightseeing is nearby.

International Cotton Advisory Committee


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