Display name Samuel Mensah First name Samuel Last name Mensah firstname.lastname@example.org Role Researcher Country Ghana Organisation Plant Protection And Regulatory Services Directorate (Ministry of Food and Agrulture)/ Collaboration with CABI WEST AFRICA Area of Research Biology, Monitoring, Surveillance and Scouting; Biological Control; Cultural Control and Agro-ecology Management; Environmentally Safe Pesticides and Pesticide Risk Management; Socio-economics and Impact Assessment Describe your research
Fall armyworm biological control. Fall armyworm localy present parasitoids and predators scouting and I dentification in the West Africa sub region. Parasitoids and predator rearing in laboratory for release in maize fields. Evidence of feeding reduction in fall armyworm after being parasitize by Coccygidium luteum. Currently working on fall armyworm Area-wide Management in Ghana under the CABI Action on Invasives program. Interaction between two larval parasitoids in the presence of their host, Fall armyworm. Testing the efficacy of T. remus on Fall armyworm with the CABI Action on Invasives team.
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January 17, 2021
Spodoptera frugiperda and other Spodoptera species suspected to be S. littoralis have been observed in maize farms in Ghana. What is the implication of the coexistence and infestation of these Spodoptera species to FAW management and crop protection. How does this affect Natural enemies population dynamics and effectiveness?
December 26, 2020
Observation of beneficial nematode in FAW larvae in Ghana.
December 20, 2020
This is very interesting.
March 4, 2021
This is interesting and I will love to test this app. Currently at the Plant Protection And Regulatory Services Directorate, Ghana lab. Have FAW and other non FAW larvae. email@example.com
March 4, 2021
Thank you. Grateful to have the chance to learn.
February 2, 2021
@agnamto Agnamba, @Kwadwo Gyasi, @Isaac Badu, @Babatoundé Ferdinand Rodolphe LAYODE, @Itohan. I will be much grateful if you can send questions to earlier discussions on FAW Parasitoids and predators so it will be addressed at the webinar. Kindly use the link posted by @clairecurry to register for the webinar.
January 11, 2021
Great submissions, Sundar and Aislinn. To add to the above stated.., a larger number of farmers are the resource poor and sometimes haven't acquired formal education. This creates a gab between channeling of information and absorption for implementation. There is the need that we critically observe these grabs and know how to channel information to a particular audience, in this case farmers. In some cases, farmers are not made to own or better said, feel like a part of an ongoing effort to manage the FAW pest problem. Paticipatory approach targeted at a specific audience or group might be very helpful in getting farmers to understand and support the long-term control through active Farmer Field Schools.
January 5, 2021
Before #Fall armyworm invaded Ghana in 2016, African armyworm was one of the major pest of maize in the African sub region. as it stands, no African armyworm (Spodoptera exempta) have been found during FAW sampling since 2017 till date(2020) by the #CABI action on invasive team. There was a report on a worm infestation on the Cape coast stadium lawn which was suspected to be a likely African armyworm attack in 2017.
December 26, 2020
Thanks for the information. In Ghana west Africa, during the scouting and identification of natural enemies (Parasitoid Complex Ghana and Benin), parasitoids were more abundant and diverse in the Eastern Region in South-east Ghana , followed by Bono region in the middle belt of Ghana. This can be attributed to diversity of crops and ornamental plants in these regions. The major crops grown in the Eastern Region are mangoes (orchards), which provides parasitoids with nectar and also maize. Most of the forest cover in the Bono region is almost intact. Most tropical crops do well in these regions which implies the diversity of pests and their respective natural enemies. It may be very interesting to assess the diversity and abundance of crops and natural enemies during the rainy and dry seasons, giving a vivid description of the vegetative stage of the crop (i.e. flowing, vegetative, fruiting etc.). Planting more of such crops or plants may help conserve natural enemies. .
December 24, 2020
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