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Integrated management of Sunn pest

For the wheat farmers of the Near East; West and Central Asia there’s one unwelcome guest in their wheat crop that they all fear – Sunn Pest.

Sunn Pest can devastate wheat crops over huge areas – causing up to 90 per cent losses and seriously damaging the remaining grain quality. But all hope is not lost. Innovative use of natural enemies to Sunn Pest offers low-cost, environment-friendly biocontrol options. To learn more about ICARDA’s work on integrated pest management, see the summary brief, Approaches for Reducing the Threat of Sunn Pest.