Type: Chapter

Insect pest and disease management practices and benefits in Conservation Agriculture systems: a case of pushpull practice

Authors

Z. R. Khan

International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE)

A. W. Murage

Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO)

J. O. Pittchar

International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE)

C. A. O. Midega

International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE)

Publication date:

20 January 2020

ID: 9781786765895

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Description

This chapter reviews the dissemination, adoption and benefits of the push-pull cropping system in Conservation Agriculture (CA), an innovation that was developed and promoted by the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) and partners with a view to addressing some of the biotic and abiotic constraints threatening cereal farming in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). This chapter introduces push-pull technology, outlines its dissemination and adoption, and describes the benefits of push-pull technology in Conservation Agriculture systems. Finally, the chapter looks ahead to future research trends in this area.

Table of contents

1 Introduction
2 Push–pull technology: a sustainable innovation in Conservation Agriculture
3 Dissemination and adoption of push–pull practice
4 Benefits of push–pull practice in Conservation Agriculture systems
5 Future trends and conclusion
6 References