Mustapha El-Bouhssini

Dr. Mustapha El-Bouhssini earned his Ph.D. in entomology from Kansas State University in 1992 and joined ICARDA in 1996. His major research focus has been on integrated pest management (IPM) for cereals and legume crops in North Africa and West and Central Asia (CWANA). Over more than 25 years this research has yielded significant contributions to the development of IPM options that are now being promoted throughout CWANA.

He has published 168 peer-reviewed papers, proceedings, extension publications, books, and book chapters, and has given over 150 presentations at international and regional meetings worldwide. Dr. El-Bouhssini has also been heavily involved in human resources development in CWANA, giving short-term training courses, mentoring individual trainees, and supervising graduate students.

Based on his scientific achievements in the area of entomology, Dr. El-Bouhssini has received several awards, including Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Association of Plant Resistance to Insects (IPRI) in 2018; Distinguished Scientist Award from the International Branch of the Entomological Society of America in 2014; Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Entomology Department, Kansas State University in 2014; and the International Plant Protection Award of Distinction from the International Association for the Plant Protection Sciences in 2007.

Mustapha El-Bouhssini's Publications

Date Palm Pests and Diseases: Integrated Management Guide
November 30, 2018

Date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) is a major fruit crop in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The crop’s tolerance to high temperature, drought, and salinity makes it suitable to the harsh environment in the MENA region. Date palm is...

Conserved and Unique Putative Effectors Expressed in the Salivary Glands of Three Related Gall Midge Species
Biological control of the prickly pear cochineal Dactylopius opuntiae Cockerell (Hemiptera: Dactylopiidae)
Association of KASP markers with Hessian fly resistance in wheat of diverse origin
Development of SNP assays for hessian fly response genes, Hfr-1 and Hfr-2, for marker-assisted selection in wheat breeding
Efficient and sustainable production of faba bean
Book Chapter
January 15, 2018

Faba bean is mainly grown under rain-fed conditions, although irrigated production is important in Egypt, parts of China and Central Asia. China is the leading producer with a wide range of intensive rotation and inter-crop holistic cropping systems....

Sustainable management of chickpea pod borer. A review
Journal Article
June 30, 2017

The pod borer [Helicoverpa armigera Hubner
(Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)] is responsible for causing up to 90%
damage in chickpea due to its regular occurrence from the vegetative
growth to the pod formation stage. In order to manage this
problem, growers...

Wheat pests: insects, mites, and prospects for the future
Book Chapter
June 27, 2017

Wheat pests are the subject of this chapter and the previous one. There are four major taxa of wheat pests. Rodents and nematodes were discussed in the previous chapter. Insects and mites are discussed in this chapter. Case studies are presented for...

QTL mapping identifies a major locus for resistance in wheat to Sunn pest (Eurygaster integriceps) feeding at the vegetative growth stage
Field-based screening identifies resistance to Sunn pest (Eurygaster integriceps) feeding at vegetative stage in elite wheat genotypes
Improving wheat production in the CWANA region
Book Chapter
July 31, 2016

Wheat is the principal staple food in most countries of the Central and West Asia and North Africa (CWANA) region, accounting for 45% of the region’s per capita calorie intake with an average wheat consumption of about 200 kg/capita/year, which is...

Genetic diversity among summer and winter Beauveria bassiana populations as revealed by AFLP analysis
Sources of resistance to Hessian Fly ( Diptera:Cecidomyiidae ) in Syria identified among Aegilops species and Synthetic derived bread wheat Lines