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Yelitza Colmenarez

Yelitza Colmenarez

PhD Plant Protection
Int. Coop. Projects on Biological Control, IPM, ICM, Sustainable Production

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Introduction
Dr. Yelitza Colmenarez currently works at the CABI South America. Yelitza does work in research and international development projects on sustainable Production, Biopesticides (Entomopathogenic viruses and bacteria), Climate Smart Agriculture, Biological Control of arthropods and plant diseases, using participatory approaches to agricultural extension and research. She is heavily involved in plant protection techniques, Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and Integrated Diseases Management (IDM) approaches . She has experience of implementing these techniques and those of sustainable agricultural practices on cotton, corn, potato, coffee, tropical fruits and vegetable production.
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January 2007 - September 2016
Centre for Agricultural Bioscience International
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  • Managing Director

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Publications (59)
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Esta publicación se presentan la historia, situación actual y perspectivas del Control Biológico de enfermedades de plantas en América Latina y el Caribe. Esta información podría servir de base para la implementación de políticas públicas destinadas al fomento de estas tecnologías en la producción vegetal. A su vez, investigadores, académicos, estu...
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Latin American countries present diverse agricultural systems, ranging from the subsistence agriculture in common property lands to large highly mechanized estates that produce crops for export. Despite this diversity, the adoption of integrated pest management (IPM) is commonly based on reducing the negative effect of pesticides on consumer health...
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In Latin America different types of biological control, including documentation of natural control, and different biological control agents, entomopathogens and herbivores used in weed management, were applied since the mid-1800s. Numerous successes have been obtained since and importation, augmentative and conservation biological control of pests,...
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Spodoptera frugiperda (Smith, 1797) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), also known as fall armyworm (FAW) is a polyphagous pest which can cause significant losses and is considered a global threat to different crops and a risk to food security. Currently, in maize, the pest is predominantly controlled by pesticides or transgenic events. However, the use of b...
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Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) is indigenous to South America. It has invaded several tomato-producing regions worldwide resulting from globalization of commerce and trade. T. absoluta is now considered one of the most devastating pests affecting tomato plants and fresh tomatoes. Although tomatoes are the primary host, T. absolu...
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Abstract Venezuela has a long history in application of pest biological control. The first attempts were recorded at the end of the 19th century with the use of Scelio famelicus for control of the migratory locust Schistocerca paranensis and continued in the middle of the 20th with the introduction of Rodolia cardinalis to control the citrus scale...
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A partir del año 1950, se realizaron numerosas introducciones de especies parasitoides y depredadores como agentes de control biológico clásico de la cochinilla del olivo, el pulgón lanoso de la manzana, la cochinilla blanca del duraznero, la mosca de los frutos del Mediterráneo y la mosca de los frutos del género Anastrepha, con el control de la c...
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Los primeros éxitos en el control biológico clásico en Barbados, algunos en combinación con el control natural, fueron el control de los taladradores de la caña de azúcar, la cochinilla de la caña de azúcar y la candelilla negra de la caña en la caña de azúcar, el control de la escama algodonosa y la mosca prieta de los cítricos, control de la mosc...
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Si bien se han publicado resúmenes de la historia y el estado de la cuestión del control biológico para varias regiones del mundo, e.g. Europa, América del Norte y Australia, esta información ha sido escasa para América Latina y el Caribe. Dos de los editores de este libro, Bueno y Van Lenteren, escribieron una reseña en 2003 con el título «Control...
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Se tienen registros de que el control biológico con agentes de control, tanto microbianos como enemigos naturales de los artrópodos, ha sido utilizado desde el año 1895 en América Latina y en el Caribe, y en la actualidad es utilizado en gran escala. En este Capítulo se presenta información acerca de la historia y la situación actual del control bi...
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Sugarcane spittlebugs are considered important pests in sugarcane crops ranging from the southeastern United States to northern Argentina. To evaluate the effects of climate variables on adult populations of Aeneolamia varia (Fabricius) (Hemiptera: Cercopidae), a 3-yr monitoring study was carried out in sugarcane fields at week-long intervals durin...
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Las especies de la familia Tetranychidae exhiben una amplia plasticidad fenotípica como respuesta a las variaciones ambientales, lo cual podría conducir a identificaciones erróneas dada la similitud morfológica entre algunas especies. En el presente trabajo se evaluaron las variaciones quetotáxicas de poblaciones de Tetranychus urticae Koch y Eotet...
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The attack of pests and diseases represents one of the main limitations for agricultural production in the Neotropical region. The intensification of trade between Latin American countries, the Caribbean, and other regions, among other factors, has resulted in the introduction of a large number of invasive pests in the Neotropical region, affecting...
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The book summarizes the history of biological control in Latin America and the Caribbean. Few publications provide historical detail and the records are, therefore, fragmented until now. By bringing information together in this book, we offer a more complete picture of important developments in biological control on this continent. There are a weal...
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Early classical biocontrol successes in Barbados, some in combination with natural control, were (1) the control of sugarcane borers, sugarcane mealybugs and West Indian cane fly in sugarcane, (2) control of cottony cushion scale and citrus blackfly in citrus, (3) control of coconut whitefly in palm, (4) control of fall armyworm in vegetables and f...
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Biological control with arthropod natural enemies and microbial control agents has been applied since the year 1895 in Latin America and the Caribbean and is currently used on a very large scale. Sources about the history and current situation of biocontrol in this region were not easy to trace and are, therefore, presented in this chapter. Next, o...
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Javier P. Franco1, Luis V. Crespo2, Yelitza C. Colmenarez3 and Joop C. van Lenteren4 A number of introductions of parasitoids and predators were carried out in the 1950s for classical biological control of olive scale, woolly apple aphid, white peach scale, Mediterranean fruit fly and Anastrepha fruit fly, with control of cottony by the coccinellid...
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This book contains 32 chapters focusing on the biological control of many invasive pests, diseases and weeds and ensuring a healthy and sustainable food supply in various countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. The rich history of biological control in the region is documented and steps for the future success of the biological control of inva...
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As moscas-das-frutas são o principal problema fitossanitário no Brasil. De um lado, a Anastrepha fraterculus principalmente no Sul e Sudeste e de outro, a Ceratitis capitata, no Nordeste, são responsáveis pelos maiores prejuízos à fruticultura nacional. O Brasil também tem altos custos com o Programa de Erradicação da mosca-da-carambola, B. carambo...
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9 Latin American countries present diverse agricultural systems, ranging from the 10 subsistence agriculture in common property lands to large highly mechanized estates 11 that produce crops for export. Despite this diversity, the adoption of integrated pest 12 management (IPM) is commonly based on reducing the negative effect of pesticides on 13 c...
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The appearance of Fall Armyworm (FAW) (Spodoptera frugiperda) in Africa has caused much consternation: “The hungry caterpillar threatening a global food crisis”, according to a headline in the Guardian newspaper. The UK Department for International Development (DFID) commissioned CABI to compile an evidence note, which was published by CABI in Sept...
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This proceedings contains papers dealing with issues affecting biological control, particularly pertaining to the use of parasitoids and predators as biological control agents. This includes all approaches to biological control: conservation, augmentation, and importation of natural enemy species for the control of arthropod targets, as well as oth...
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Background and Objective: Phytophagous mites are considered key pests in strawberry worldwide however, there is a lack of information about the economic impact in South America. Understanding factors that affect the mite population establishment are crucial for design and success of a pest management program. A revision of the most valuable studies...
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Cotton, Gossypium barbadense L (Malvaceae) is attacked by different insects, reducing productivity and fibre quality. This study aimed to determine the natural enemies attacking the key cotton pests in Barbados. Seventeen farms were monitored weekly during cotton seasons to determine presence of predators and parasitoids. The monitoring method used...
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Most mite species causing damage to important crops worldwide are included in the families Eriophyidae, Tetranychidae, Tenuipalpidae and Tarsonemidae. In order to reduce economic losses caused by mite pests, there is a need for establishing management approaches aimed at keeping population levels under the economic damage threshold. In Latin Americ...
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O aumento da demanda global por alimentos e produtos agrícolas tem gerado diversas discussões a respeito do aumento do uso de agrotóxicos e suas consequências ao meio ambiente. Defensivos agrícolas naturais: uso e perspectivas apresenta diversas pesquisas e formas de utilizar mecanismos naturais de controle, eficazes para um resultado prático no c...
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This Training Guide provides training material to address training needs and offers guidance on how to adapt the core material to local conditions through the national training programmes. This Training Guide focuses on the some of the key principles of integrated pest management (IPM) and appropriate use of crop protection agents (CPAs), such as i...
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This Training Guide provides training material to address training needs and offers guidance on how to adapt the core material to local conditions through the national training programmes. This Training Guide focuses on the some of the key principles of integrated pest management (IPM) and appropriate use of crop protection agents (CPAs), such as i...
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This Training Guide provides training material to address training needs and offers guidance on how to adapt the core material to local conditions through the national training programmes. This Training Guide focuses on the some of the key principles of integrated pest management (IPM) and appropriate use of crop protection agents (CPAs), such as i...
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This Training Guide provides training material to address training needs and offers guidance on how to adapt the core material to local conditions through the national training programmes. This Training Guide focuses on the some of the key principles of integrated pest management (IPM) and appropriate use of crop protection agents (CPAs), such as i...
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This Training Guide provides training material to address training needs and offers guidance on how to adapt the core material to local conditions through the national training programmes. This Training Guide focuses on the some of the key principles of integrated pest management (IPM) and appropriate use of crop protection agents (CPAs), such as i...
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This Training Guide provides training material to address training needs and offers guidance on how to adapt the core material to local conditions through the national training programmes. This Training Guide focuses on the some of the key principles of integrated pest management (IPM) and appropriate use of crop protection agents (CPAs), such as i...
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This Training Guide provides training material to address training needs and offers guidance on how to adapt the core material to local conditions through the national training programmes. This Training Guide focuses on the some of the key principles of integrated pest management (IPM) and appropriate use of crop protection agents (CPAs), such as i...
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The red palm mite, Raoiella indica Hirst (Acari: Tenuipalpidae), has been reported on 91 host plant species in Neotropical region. However, potential to feed on these plant species depends on anatomical and chemical characteristics, which can influence mite development and reproduction. Thus, in this study anatomical features such as cuticle-epider...
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Biological control of weeds by using phytophagous mites may help to contain infestations and reduce their spread in time. Although, eradication is not the goal due to the vastness of the areas, the most desirable scenario is achieved when weeds are no longer a concern and no other control is necessary. However, biological control should not be cons...
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The red palm mite, Raoiella indica Hirst (Acari: Tenuipalpidae), has been reported on 91 host plant species in Neotropical region. However, potential to feed on these plant species depends on anatomical and chemical characteristics, which can influence mite development and reproduction. Thus, in this study anatomical features such as cuticle-epider...
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A survey to determine population trends and entomopathogenic fungi associated with the red palm mite (RPM), Raoiella indica, was conducted in Trinidad, Antigua, St. Kitts and Nevis and Dominica. RPM population density was evaluated by sampling a total of ten coconut palms per site in Antigua, St. Kitts and Nevis, Dominica, and Trinidad (Manzanilla...
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Esta publicación se presentan la historia, situación actual y perspectivas del Control Biológico de enfermedades de plantas en América Latina y el Caribe. Esta información podría servir de base para la implementación de políticas públicas destinadas al fomento de estas tecnologías en la producción vegetal. A su vez, investigadores, académicos, estu...
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Esta publicación se presentan la historia, situación actual y perspectivas del Control Biológico de enfermedades de plantas en América Latina y el Caribe. Esta información podría servir de base para la implementación de políticas públicas destinadas al fomento de estas tecnologías en la producción vegetal. A su vez, investigadores, académicos, estu...
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The red palm mite, Raoiella indica Hirst, has been primarily found associated with coconut and musaceous plants in the New World. However, it has also been recorded on several other palms, heliconiaceous and zingiberaceous species. This study was conducted to evaluate the suitability of different botanical families on which R. indica has been colle...
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Esta publicación se presentan la historia, situación actual y perspectivas del Control Biológico de enfermedades de plantas en América Latina y el Caribe. Esta información podría servir de base para la implementación de políticas públicas destinadas al fomento de estas tecnologías en la producción vegetal. A su vez, investigadores, académicos, estu...
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Esta publicación se presentan la historia, situación actual y perspectivas del Control Biológico de enfermedades de plantas en América Latina y el Caribe. Esta información podría servir de base para la implementación de políticas públicas destinadas al fomento de estas tecnologías en la producción vegetal. A su vez, investigadores, académicos, estu...
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Esta publicación se presentan la historia, situación actual y perspectivas del Control Biológico de enfermedades de plantas en América Latina y el Caribe. Esta información podría servir de base para la implementación de políticas públicas destinadas al fomento de estas tecnologías en la producción vegetal. A su vez, investigadores, académicos, estu...
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Esta publicación se presentan la historia, situación actual y perspectivas del Control Biológico de enfermedades de plantas en América Latina y el Caribe. Esta información podría servir de base para la implementación de políticas públicas destinadas al fomento de estas tecnologías en la producción vegetal. A su vez, investigadores, académicos, estu...
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Esta publicación se presentan la historia, situación actual y perspectivas del Control Biológico de enfermedades de plantas en América Latina y el Caribe. Esta información podría servir de base para la implementación de políticas públicas destinadas al fomento de estas tecnologías en la producción vegetal. A su vez, investigadores, académicos, estu...
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Esta publicación se presentan la historia, situación actual y perspectivas del Control Biológico de enfermedades de plantas en América Latina y el Caribe. Esta información podría servir de base para la implementación de políticas públicas destinadas al fomento de estas tecnologías en la producción vegetal. A su vez, investigadores, académicos, estu...
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Esta publicación se presentan la historia, situación actual y perspectivas del Control Biológico de enfermedades de plantas en América Latina y el Caribe. Esta información podría servir de base para la implementación de políticas públicas destinadas al fomento de estas tecnologías en la producción vegetal. A su vez, investigadores, académicos, estu...
Book
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Esta publicación se presentan la historia, situación actual y perspectivas del Control Biológico de enfermedades de plantas en América Latina y el Caribe. Esta información podría servir de base para la implementación de políticas públicas destinadas al fomento de estas tecnologías en la producción vegetal. A su vez, investigadores, académicos, estu...
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ABSTRACT — A survey to determine population trends and entomopathogenic fungi associated with the red palm mite (RPM), Raoiella indica, was conducted in Trinidad, Antigua, St. Kitts and Nevis and Dominica. RPM population density was evaluated by sampling a total of ten coconut palms per site in Antigua, St. Kitts and Nevis, Dominica, and Trinidad (...
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De acuerdo con Market y Markets en Global biopesticide market: trends & forecast (2012), el mercado mundial de bioplaguicidas se estimó en 1.213 millones de dólares en 2010 y se espera que alcance 3.222 millones en el 2017, creciendo a una tasa compuesta anual de 15,8% desde 2012 hasta 2017. Dentro de este mercado, los bioinsecticidas representaban...
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ndice de infestação e fatores de mortalidade do bicudo-do-algodoeiro (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) no semi-árido do sudoeste da Bahia, Brasil. Resumo Cardoso UP, Castellani MA, Forti LC, Menezes Júnior A de O, Alves Moreira A, Colmenarez YC, Costa Ramires de Oliveira MA, Leão Bittencourt MA. Índice de infestação e fatores de mortalidade do bicudo-do-...
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The boll weevil (Anthonomus grandis Boheman, 1843) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) is a pest that limits the production of cotton, especially in the North East of Brazil. The present study aimed to estimate the infestation index and natural mortality of boll weevil at Caraibas County, located in the semi-arid of the Southwest ofBahia. The experiment wa...

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    • Universidad Técnica de Ambato (UTA)
    • icipe – International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology
    • French National Institute for Agriculture, Food, and Environment (INRAE)
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Projects (5)
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Goal: Collect, evaluate and report about biological control projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. Starting in 2016, we have been working on a book, which is now published: van Lenteren, J.C., Bueno, V.H.P., Colmenarez, Y.C. and Luna, M.G. (2020) Biological Control In Latin America and the Caribbean: Its Rich History and Bright Future. CAB International, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK, 522 pp. ISBN-13: 9781789242430. On the website related to the book, we will update data about classical, augmentative, conservation and natural biocontrol in this region.