Hugues Kossi Baimey

University of Parakou

Dr. Hugues Kossi Baimey, Associate Professor, graduated with his MSc in nematology from Ghent University, Belgium (2000) and obtained a PhD at Pretoria University, South Africa (2006) on yam nematodes. He is currently a lecturer (2009-present) in the Faculty of Agronomy, University of Parakou, Benin where he gives eight courses including plant-parasitic and entomopathogenic nematology. His research interests are primarily centered on the management of agricultural insect pest populations using entomopathogenic nematodes and the control of plant-parasitic nematodes associated with vegetable, root, tuber, and cereal crops. He is a past Director of the Higher National School of Agricultural Sciences and Techniques, University of Parakou, Benin (2012-2016) and Director of international projects funded by Nuffic (2012-2016) and DANIDA (2015-2016). He has been Principal Investigator of international projects funded by the VLIR-UOS (2010-2014), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (2015-2019), and the National Academy of Science/USAID (currently). Hehas also received funds from Pro-Sol/GIZ (2019), the GRiSP (2012-2014), BEST (2010-2014), Agropolis-Foundation-Capes (2011-2013), and TWAS (2008-2009) for nematology research. Dr. Kossi Baimey has worked for IITA, Cotonou Station (1995-2009 and 2016-2018), University of Alicante, Spain (2001); AfricaRice Cotonou Station (2009-2011) and has had collaborations with IRD Montpellier, France (2010-2016); Ghent University, Belgium (2010-present); Oxfam Quebec NGO, Benin (2010); GERES NGO, Benin (2012-2014); eNema, Germany (2015-2019); CSIR-CRI and CSIR-SARI, Ghana (2015-2019). He has published 62 articles in peer-reviewed journals and 47 conference abstracts. He is a co-author of two books: “Searching for better methodologies for successful control of termites using entomopathogenic nematodes” (In: \\Nematology - Concepts, Diagnosis and Control\\, IntechOpen, 2017) and “Integrated pest management in vegetable production: A guide for extension workers in West Africa” (IITA, 2010). He has supervised two PhD students and around 40 Master and 35 BSc students.

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Horticultural crops are important for human nutrition. To guarantee successful cultivation for quality and quantity yield, proper identification of pests and diseases, as well as abiotic factors undermining their production, is essential. This ten-chapter textbook describes fungi, bacteria, insects, and nematodes as important issues in horticulture. It documents their epidemiology and management strategies such as genetics and botanical and biological control used for their management. This comprehensive resource is essential for students and researchers of plant genetics, pathology, entomology, and nematology.

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