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Cultural control of fall armyworm offers a wide range of benefits to the smallholder farmers

Cultural control, an important strategy of integrated pest management, keep the fall armyworm away from maize fields. Smallholders can’t afford pesticide and have less access to reach pesticides in rural areas. Prevention is better than cure “cultural control” strategies are climate-adapted and easily adaptable by the smallholders. Early planting or growing early maturing varieties can able to escape FAW damage in maize crop. Diversified maize fields, such as intercropping with leguminous crops have been shown to suppress FAW, increase predators and parasitoids population and finally reduce pest infestation. 

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T V K Singh
T V K Singh (@prof-t-v-k-singh)
1 month ago

Very good article

Sharanabasappa Deshmukh
Sharanabasappa Deshmukh (@sharanu-deshmukhgmail-com)
1 month ago

Its really very good and we need to work on intercropping with legumes to manage this pest.