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Belize's water resources are an important factor contributing to agricultural development.
Let's protect them!

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Flood irrigation is essential for rice production in Belize

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The presence of different pests can be detrimental to a crop's development, upon reaching an economic threshold.

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The use of proper fertilization can aid in increasing yield productivity.

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Leveled lowlands are ideal for rice production in both irrigated and rain-fed systems.

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Currently, the number of pollinators are decreasing, thus its importance in agriculture makes it critical to exercise better agrochemical management.

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Establishing a layer of water in early rice systems, is essential for proper weed control.

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Natural biological control is present in our fields!
The implementation of an Integrated Pest Management can increase the presence of natural enemies.

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Orchards in Southern Belize is a main contributor to the country's economy.

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The fungus "smut" is an important disease in rice production.

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Experiences in different countries, is vital in adopting other agronomic practices that are beneficial to us.

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Research and development of new varieties is necessary for increasing productivity in diverse agricultural crops.

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Stinkbugs is a main pest in rice production during the grain filling stage.

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The use of non-suitable irrigation water, can contribute to the accumulation of salts in soils, which may be limiting to crop development and leads to soil degradation.

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Nature at its best!
Natural enemies help balancing the presence of harmful insects.

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Climate change is real, variation in weather patterns such as rains below normal levels can affect agriculture production.

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Irrigation is becoming necessary for increasing agricultural productivity upon challenges faced by climate change and food security.

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Trials implementing different sources and amount of fertilizers shows evident variation in plant development.

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Plants manifest their nutrient deficiencies through its leaves in different plant stages.

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Entomopathogenic fungus play an important role in reducing harmful insects in crops.

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Exoparasites reduce host biological fitness, consequently reducing plant damage.

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Not controlling pest at the right time, can cause an outbreak thus affecting plant's development and productivity.

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Familiarizing with beneficial and harmful insects should be everyone's task, in order to promote a balanced ecosystem.

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Belize's water resources are an important factor contributing to agricultural development.
Let's protect them!

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2017-06-27

Integrated Pest Management

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