Training on dsRNA bio manufacturing and management of cowpea bruchid Callosobruchus maculatus on stored cowpea in Kano, Nigeria

The proposed is a multidisciplinary project for development of a novel RNA-based crop protection strategy for managing cowpea pests. The RNA biopesticides have the potential for use in the management of a wide range of insect pests and pathogens but we will focus on the design and biomanufacturing of novel RNA based pesticides to target the cowpea pod borer (Maruca vitrata). Maruca vitrata Fabricius (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) the most damaging pest of cowpea at podding stage. This is partnership project led by Sheffield University (the developer) in partnership with IITA (for efficacy testing) and other stakeholder (for promoting).

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Creator Togola, Abou
Creator Affiliation International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Creator ID Type ORCID
Creator ID 0000-0001-6155-8292
Subject Vocab (AGROVOC/GACS/CAB) Cowpea,dsRNA,RNA,IPM,Callosobruchus maculatus,Progeny,Mortality,Seed,Biopesticides,Pest,Pest management,Insect pests
Subject(s) Bruchid,Biorationals,Cowpea pod borers
Publisher International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Contributor Person Alison Nwokeoji, Boukar Ousmane
Contributor Role Service Provider
Contributor Project Lead Organisation Center International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Contributor Project Lead Center International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Contributor CRP CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes and Dryland Cereals
Contributor Partner Sheffield University
Contributor Donor United Kingdom - Global Challenges Research Fund ( UK-GCRF)
Contributor Project Development and testing of dsRNA base based biopesticide
Project ID PJ-003112
Contributor Affiliation Sheffield University, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Open-Access status Open Access
Production Date 2020-01-04
Embargo End Date 2021-11-09
Content Type Dataset
File Format csv
Identifier Type DOI
Identifier https://doi.org/10.25502/ytp8-et26/d
Identifier Citation
Source Development and testing of dsRNA base based biopesticide
Language English
Relation Not applicable
Agroecological Zone Subhumid warm tropics
Coverage Region Western Africa
Coverage country Nigeria
Coverage Admin Unit Not applicable
Coverage Y (Latitude) 8.67528
Coverage X (Longitude) 9.08200
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Contact Togola, Abou; Postdoctoral Fellow - Host Plant Resistance Entomologist, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Contact Email a.togola@cgiar.org
Restriction CC-BY 4.0
Email Permission Not applicable
Rights CC-BY 4.0