Pest-exclusion nets Content Pest-exclusion nets Content for Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Horticulture en Pest-exclusion nets protect crops to boost yield Pest-exclusion nets allow farmers to address insect pest attacks without the use of pesticies--reducing damage plants and produce. March 15, 2018 - 12:01pm Brenda Dawson Las mallas anti-insectos protegen los cultivos para aumentar el rendimiento Las mallas anti-insectos pueden tener un impacto importante en el tratamiento y prevención de muchos de estos problemas. February 02, 2016 - 1:21pm Corey Rodda Innovative technologies for horticultural development <h2>Innovative technologies for horticultural development</h2> <h2 class="heading--underline">Tested, adapted, promoted by the Horticulture Innovation Lab</h2> <p>Scientists with the Horticulture Innovation Lab are testing and adapting a range of technologies aimed at significantly improving the profitability of fruit and vegetable production throughout the world. Given the complexity of horticulture, technologies such as these can reduce constraints that limit the ability of smallholder farmers to achieve maximum profitability with high-value horticultural products. March 15, 2015 - 12:48pm Brenda Dawson Technology posters - CoolBot, drying beads, pest-exclusion nets <p>Three simple posters about technologies that the Horticulture Innovation Lab has tested, adapted and promoted. These posters were designed to be printed at 17 x 23 inches each, for use in a booth display or exhibition.</p> <p>Poster topics include:</p> <ul><li> <p>Cooling fresh produce efficiently: The CoolBot</p> </li> <li> <p>Maintaining seed quality in tropical climates: Drying beads</p> </li> <li> <p>Preventing pest damage safely: Pest-exclusion nets</p> </li> </ul><p> </p> August 15, 2014 - 1:06pm Brenda Dawson Success story: Mosquito net co partners with researchers against ag pests <h2 class="heading--underline">Success story: Public-private partnerships and AgroNets</h2> <h2>Mosquito net co partners with researchers against ag pests </h2> <p>Bed nets are nothing new to international development, but a leading company in mosquito netting has turned its attention— and its nets—to improving agriculture. </p> <p>Under Feed the Future, a collaborative research project has brought together A to Z Textile Mills in Tanzania with agricultural researchers to test its nets for growing fruits and vegetables. </p> April 03, 2014 - 7:30pm Brenda Dawson Agricultural innovations help Cambodian farmers thrive With help from Horticulture Innovation Lab researchers, they’re growing nutritious crops that boost their income. September 27, 2019 - 6:35pm Brenda Dawson How nethouses are helping Cambodian farmers transform their food system How nethouses are building resilience in Cambodia is the focus of this 3-minute video from the Horticulture Innovation Lab team in May 2019. August 25, 2019 - 3:19pm Brenda Dawson Insect net: A novel technology to promote integrated pest management on horticultural crops in Africa <p>This journal article was published in 2018 in the International Society for Horticultural Science's (ISHS)  <em>Acta Horticulturae</em> as part of the III All-Africa Horticulture Congress. The article was co-authored by Thibaud Martin, M. Saidi, S. Niassy, S. Simon, F. Vidogbena, L. Parrot, S. Ekesi, E. Deletre, S. Subramanian, F. Assogba-Komlan, V. Baird, K.K.M. Fiaboe, M. Ngouajio, J. Simon and A. Ratnadass in Acta Horticulturae. April 12, 2019 - 9:49am Corey Rodda Technology Flash Talk: Nethouses for pest management <h2 class="heading--underline">Horticulture Technologies Poised for Uptake</h2> <h2>Nethouses for pest management</h2> <p>Karen LeGrand of UC Davis presented this technology flash talk about nethouses for pest management and improved food safety during the Horticulture Research for Development Conference, "<a href="/event/hort4dev">Colorful Harvest: From Feeding to Nourishing a Growing World</a>," held March 26-27, 2019 in Washington, D.C. </p> April 04, 2019 - 11:08am Corey Rodda Eco-Friendly Nets 2: A profitable climate smart technology <p>This 7:43 minute video discuses Eco-Friendly Nets, a promising low-cost technology that can help farmers insulate their crops from pests and extreme climate conditions in Kenya. </p> <p>Speaking in this video is Dr. Thibaud Martin of Cirad-Icipe, with additional comments from Sylvia Kuria, a farm leader in Kiambu county of Kenya, Esther Mujuka, an economist with Icipe and Marco Pasini, a financial analyst with MicroFinanza.  </p> December 07, 2018 - 4:17pm Corey Rodda