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IPDM Lab Construction to begin

SIRDI SIGNS DIRECT LABOUR SERVICES CONTRACT WITH DE’MARS’ STONE COMPANY LIMITED FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF AN INTEGRATED PEST AND DISEASE MANAGEMENT (IPDM) LABORATORY FOR THE BELIZE SUGAR INDUSTRY With the assistance of the European Union, the Government of Belize, Sugar Industry Stakeholders and the Sugar Industry Research and Development Institute, the project entitled “Strengthening of […]

BAHA MOU

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING (MOU), SIGNED BY THE BELIZE AGRICULTURE HEALTH AUTHORITY (BAHA) AND THE SUGAR INDUSTRY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE (SIRDI). A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been established on the 4Th day of September 2017, between Belize Agriculture Health Authority (BAHA) and the Sugar Industry Research and Development Institute (SIRDI). The major objectives are: […]

SIRDI EU IPDM Project-Metarhizium anisopliae Production: An Integrated Approach to Control Froghopper in Sugarcane

Froghopper is considered a major pest in sugarcane, since every crop cycle it affects sugar-cane farmers by increasing control costs while decreasing productivity, especially with the elimination of the preferential market for Belize’s sugar. Hence, it is important to start adapting more environmentally friendly controls by deterring the use of chemicals and meeting standards set […]

Sugarcane Stakeholders Attended “Strengthening of Integrated Pest and Disease Management in the Sugar Industry” Project Seminar

The Sugar Industry Research and Development Institute (SIRDI), the Government of Belize (GOB) and the European Union (EU) on April 12, 2017 held a first of its kind Integrated Pest and Disease Management Seminar at SIRDI’s headquarters located on Buena Vista Village, Corozal District, Belize C.A. A total of 185 stakeholders attended our SIRDI EU […]

Strengthening of Integrated Pest and Disease Management (IPDM) in the Sugar Industry

The Sugar Industry Research and Development Institute (SIRDI) and the European Union (EU) have entered into an 18 month agreement for the provision of Strengthening Integrated Pest and Disease Management in the Sugar Industry. The project will deliver an effective and environmentally friendly pest and disease management system in the sugar industry. This project will […]

Belizean Sugar Cane Farmers Benefit from The Hershey Company

San Jose Village, Orange Walk was the scene today, for the public unveiling of a historic joint venture between The Hershey Company and the Sugar Industry Research and Development Institute (SIRDI)—the technical support arm of Belize’s Sugar Industry—with the official launch of the Farmer Field School (FFS) program for the 2015-2016 crop cycle. The FFS […]

Strategic Development Plan (SDP)

The Elaboration of a Sugar Industry Strategic Development Plan was agreed to on January 22nd 2015. BY SUGAR INDUSTRY STAKEHOLDERS, TO ENSURE THE CONTINUED SOCIO-ECONOMIC VIABILITY OF THE SUGAR INDUSTRY IN NORTHERN BELIZE. THE STEERING COMMITTEE OF THE SUGAR INDUSTRY STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT PLAN ON JANUARY 9TH, 2016 AGREED ON A DRAFT LOGICAL FRAMEWORK, WHICH WOULD […]

Information Bulletin for Crop Season 2015 – 2016

Reports provided are those of the mill, laboratory and SCPC during the sugar cane milling season also known as the “Zafra”. Data is intended to be informative and provide accurate data as the milling season progresses.   [su_tabs][su_tab title=”WEEKLY INFORMATION BULLETIN”] Week 2-Crop 2016 Information Bulletin-week ending December 20, 2015 Week 4-Crop 2016 Information Bulletin-week […]

Real Time Weather Data Monitoring

An automated weather station has been setup at SIRDI headquarters in Buena Vista to collect real time weather data. Automated weather station is able to collect humidity, precipitation, temperature, radiation and wind direction on a 24 hour basis. Setup and configuration of weather station was done in collaboration with the WWF. http://www.wwf-mar.org:8080/livedata/collection.jsf?template=weather&node=5075