Multi-Regional Projects cover more than one major geographical area
International Plant Diagnostic Network (IPDN). This IPM-CRSP funded program is operational in 13 countries in Africa, Central America and South Asia. The goal of the IPDN is to improve capacity for plant disease and insect pest diagnostics at the clinical level in developing countries. IPDN works toward direct capacity building through shared expertise in sample identification, development of standard operating procedures, and utilization of a specially designed distance diagnostics and information management web portal. IPDN is led by Dr. Sally Miller, Plant Pathology.
Recent Contributions from Ohio State
IPDN conducted a regional training program in Mali in 2010. OSU worked with the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the AVRDC-World Vegetable Center to conduct the training in Bamako, Mali with additional funding from the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service. Twenty-seven people from ten West African countries were trained. Additional training activities included a 2-day IPDN training program near Jakarta, Indonesia, conducted by Dr. Fulya Baysal-Gurel, a Postdoctoral Associate with Dr. Sally Miller, and local resource people.
The 2-week OSU short course "Pest and Disease Diagnostics for International Trade and Food Security" was conducted at the OARDC in Wooster by Dr. Sally Miller (Plant Pathology) and Dr. Luis Cañas (Entomology). Participants came from six African countries and Japan. This was the third annual offering of this course, which grew from an IPDN workshop conducted at the OARDC in 2007. Participants are trained in classical and modern plant diagnostics including the use of advanced molecular techniques and internet resources. Click here for info on this OSU short course which will be held in 2011 Aug 22-Sept 2 in Wooster, OH .
Dr. Sally Miller also led the IPM CRSP Regional Program in South Asia as the plant disease management research coordinator. The focus is development of strategies for disease management of vegetable crops. Development of disease-resistant germplasm, grafting technology, and biological control are among the tactics studied and implemented in farming systems in Bangladesh, Nepal and India.
WHAT is IPM-CRSP?
The Integrated Pest Management
IPM-CRSP partners develop sustainable