The rice eel, an invasive alien species, has become a slippery problem for many farmers in Northern and Central Philippines where most of the country’s...

By adapting new rodent pest management strategies, Cambodian farmers are now able to defend their rice fields from their long-time adversary. ...

(Photo: Finbarr Horgan, IRRI) Apple snails (Pomacea spp.) have been a problem for Asian rice farmers for decades. First introduced in the late 1980s to...

ON 25 MARCH 2014, the agricultural world celebrated what would have been the 100th birthday of Norman Borlaug (at center with trainees in Mexico in the...

(Photo: Gene Hettel) For more than 25 years, Kong Luen “K.L.” Heong worked at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) as an entomologist,...

(Photo: Ho Van Chien) For years, the entomologists at Vietnam’s Southern Regional Plant Protection Center in Long Dinh had tried to sell rice farmers...

Lesions of sheath blight on a highly susceptible rice variety. (Photo: IRRI) In a study conducted by the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI),...

“Nature has sent the rats to our homesteads by thousands, and farmers are being eaten off the face of the earth by them.” This quote from H.C. Bartley...