Training Course on ‘Plant Protection: Diseases and Insects’ in Sudan
Date: 27-29 August 2012
Venue: Wad Medani - Sudan

Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) organised training on “Plant Protection: Diseases and Insects” at the Agricultural Research Corporation (ARC) of Sudan, on 27-29 August 2012. The Course provided by Prof. Isa Onu, an expert from the Institute for Agriculture Research, Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, Nigeria, and attended by 26 scientists and agricultural protectionists dealing with cotton production at the Agricultural Research Corporation (ARC) of Sudan.

The training course on “Plant Protection: Diseases and Insects” mainly covered two parts, cotton diseases and cotton insects, and the following subjects:

  • Cotton Plant/Growth Phenology
  • Cotton Insect Pests
    • Beneficial Insects
    • Pests species
  • Classification of cotton insects
    • Based on crop phenology and growth stage
    • Based on feeding habits
    • Sap suckers
    • Leaf feeders
    • Boll feeders
    • Types of damage
    • Diagnostic features of insect pest for field identification
    • Crop loss assessment
    • Field Trips for hands- on practical training
    • Field techniques for insect pest scouting
    • Pest management options
    • Integrated pest management
  • Cotton Diseases
    • Classification of Cotton diseases
    • Seedling diseases/management
    • Vegetative phase diseases
    • Other diseases
    • Reproductive phase diseases
    • Prevention/management of cotton diseases
    • Field Trips - Identification-Blight/Bacterial Symptoms
    • General Discussions/Remarks





Training Manual on Plant Protection: Insect Pest and Diseases on Cotton (English)