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
Thanks for the question. In Ghana, West Africa many farmers are practicing early planting which enhance maize plant growth and resistance to FAW attack in late plant stages. As a result of an Area-wide management of FAW program Farmer field school introduced by CABI (Action on Invasives) some farmers now form associations and plant in groups simultaneously, where control is also done at the same time to prevent the FAW pest from invading maize farms nearby which would later reinfest already treated fields. Lastly farmers now have been enlightened on the importance of natural enemies of FAW and are committed to promoting agro ecological friendly farming. Most farmers are shifting from the use of environmentally toxic pesticides to Biorational pesticides.
December 11, 2020