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Begomovirus diseases management for sustainable production of tomato in the Caribbean

Objective

Begomovirus diseases transmitted by Bemisia tabaci are responsible for important economic losses in tomato crops in the Caribbean. Because of the limited resources of growers, the diversity of the agrosystems and the fragility of the ecosystems, the management strategies must be multi-component in nature and based on a thorough understanding of the pathosystems involved to ensure a sustainable development. BETOCARIB aims to study the pathosystems Bemisia-begomovirus-host plants and their epidemics to develop models in order to identify the key factors involved. Integrated pest management strategies able to reduce the impact of the diseases on tomato crops will be developed from these models and tested in the various islands. The most effective one will be transferred to all the islands to reach a sustainable management of begomovirus disease. This will be done through a scientific and technological co-operation between three European and four developing country research teams.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT - CIRAD
Address
2477,Avenue Du Val Montferrand 2477
34032 Montpellier
France

Participants (6)

CENTRO NACIONAL DE SANIDAD AGROPECUARIA
Cuba
Address
Autopista Nacional Y Carretera De Tapaste
32700 San Jose Lajas
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE
France
Address
Domaine Du Duclos
97170 Petit Bourg
INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACIONES HORTICOLAS LILIANO DIMITROVA
Cuba
Address
Carretera Quivican Km 33 1/2, Quivican
La Habana
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR DE AGRICULTURA
Dominican Republic
Address
Avenida Presidente Antonio Guzman Km 5 1/2
La Herradura, Santiago
NATURAL RESOURCES INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Central Avenue
ME4 4TB Chatham
UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
Trinidad and Tobago
Address

. St Augustine