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22.03.2013
Ecological engineering: a new approach for managing rice pests
Although ‘green revolution’ technologies including modern insecticides have led to increases in average rice yields, the last decade has witnessed a fight-back by insect pests, especially planthoppers (Hemiptera: Delphacidae)...

22.03.2013
Vietnam Women Rice Farmers Plant Flowers to Reduce Insect Control Costs
Some women rice farmers in Vietnam have saved about 42% of their insect control cost by planting flowers around the paddy fields as a part of the joint efforts by the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and the Asian...

22.03.2013
The Rise of the Bakanae Disease of Rice in the Philippines
Bakanae or “foolish seedling” in Japanese is a common seedling disease in rice caused by the fungus Fusarium fujikuroi. (Gibberella fujikuroi). Infected seedlings exhibit abnormal elongation and in severe cases stunting leadi...

14.02.2013
Article Alert: A newly published article explores four barriers to global understanding of biodiversity conservation
February 6, 2013 doi: 10.1098/rspb.2012.2649 Authors: Tatsuya Amano and William J. Sutherland The article “Four barriers to the global understanding of biodiversity conservation...

13.02.2013
LEGATO RESEARCH: Weeds and endangered herbs have unforeseen dispersal helpers in the agri-environment: gastropods and earthworms
An article "Weeds and endangered herbs have unforeseen dispersal helpers in the agri-environment: gastropods and earthworms" co-authored by two LEGATO scholars, Manfred Türke and Leo Marquez, has been published in the Ca...

08.02.2013
Thailand: 10 new species of semi-aquatic freshwater earthworms that might benefit the development of organic rice farming
The newly described species might benefit the development of organic rice farmingThe semi-aquatic earthworms in the genus Glyphidrilus are somewhat unfamiliar species that live between the terrestrial and...

07.02.2013
Event alert: 6th Annual International ESP Conference 2013
26-30.8.2013, Bali, IndonesiaThe emphasis of this sixth international Ecosystem Partnership (ESP) conference will be on the practical application of the ‘ecosystem services’ concept in planning, management and d...

30.01.2013
Biodiversity in Agriculture
Biodiversity in Agriculture (2012), Edited by Paul Gepts, and others.The introduction of plant and animal agriculture represents one of the most important milestones in human evolution. It contributed to the development of...

30.01.2013
Article alert: Dynamics of Southern rice black-streaked dwarf virus in rice and implication for virus acquisition
Phytopathology (2013) doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-10-12-0261-RMatsukura K. et al.A novel viral disease of rice caused by Southern rice black-streaked dwarf virus (SRBSDV) has spread throughout East a...

28.01.2013
The 2nd Edition Greater Megong Subregion Atlas is now available
The second edition of the GMS Atlas, now available for download on the EOC website, offers a unique overview of the exquisite beauty and diversity of the Greater Mekong Subregion’s natural environment. Its 23 chapters contain...


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