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Dear in this article you can find: The comparative biology of four Spodoptera species; The thermal requeriments of four Spodoptera species; Use of crop calendar and thermal requirements to set up a “more precise” pest zoning on a continental scale; A dataset that could help entomologists to understand the invasion potential of these pests; All …
Post Date: 2021-04-05 18:36:38
Author: Aloisio Coelho Jr.
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Phone-based AI can now detect FAW with very high accuracies. We have now run successful trials in Kenya. More trials are underway in UK, Sri Lanka and India. This FREE one-hour zoom session is to train FAW researchers on the basics of AI Detection. It is designed to give you a basic idea of how …
Post Date: 2021-04-02 13:04:02
Author: Sivam Krish
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Several FAW workshops and discussions have been done in the past months to help strengthen FAW research, control and collaboration world wide. Several compatible and less harmful approach have been taken in IPM to manage FAW in a more sustainable way. One of these IPM approach is biological control. Biological control works are usually impeded …
Post Date: 2021-04-01 16:25:18
Author: Samuel Mensah
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An Ethiopian, PhD student in Entomology at the University of Pretoria, South Africa focusing on host plant odours and sex pheromone lures responsible for the fall armyworm moth attraction want to apply for a short-term stay research grant to do some of my research activities. The grant called AGNES Intra-Africa Mobility grant, covers travel and …
Post Date: 2021-03-16 16:37:20
Author: Anne Njoroge
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Webinar Series on Fall armyworm IPM: Host Plant Resistance Date: 23rd March 2021 (2pm CET) Deployment of maize varieties with resistance or tolerance against fall armyworm has an enormous potential to help reduce yield loss due to the pest in ways that are environmentally friendly. Both native and transgenic resistance sources are available in maize. …
Post Date: 2021-03-15 11:26:41
Author: Anne Njoroge
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Register for session 5 of the ASEAN FAW Action Plan Biocontrol Workshop Series on Farmer acceptance of biocontrol approaches and scale-up issues taking place Thursday 18 March 2021 at 4:00 PM SGT (GMT+8). http://bit.ly/biocontrol5 Speakers include Dr @Rica FLOR (International Rice Research Institute), Dr Manjunath T. M., Dr Siang Hee Tan (CropLife Asia), and Dr @Feng Zhang (CABI). You …
Post Date: 2021-03-12 12:10:53
Author: Claire Curry
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The Green Innovation Centers for the Agriculture and Food Sector Program (GIAE) – Nigeria funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) is launching an eighteen (18) months project to boost maize and cassava production and create job opportunities for youth and women in …
Post Date: 2021-03-10 06:11:21
Author: Anne Njoroge
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Please join us for a webinar to launch new materials targeted to trainers and teachers of smallholder farmers who encounter the Fall Armyworm in their fields. The webinar will feature the technical designers of the Modules led by Villa Crop Protection of South Africa Mar 11, 2021 07:00 AM in Central Time (US and Canada) …
Post Date: 2021-03-09 14:52:09
Author: Geoffrey Anyanda
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I did my PhD on baculoviruses. So I though that as Fawligen are set to release their new pesticide in sub-Saharan Africa which uses these viruses to combat FAW, if you have any questions please let me know and I’ll do what I can to answer them. Aislinn
Post Date: 2021-03-07 11:14:26
Author: Aislinn Pearson
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The fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (J. E. Smith, 1797), has become one of the most devastating pests in the world with diverse host range. To develop effective integrated management strategies against S. frugiperda, it is crucial to know its alternative host plants. In this study, we provide the first information on the occurrence of S. …
Post Date: 2021-03-05 19:15:34
Author: Marcellin Cuma Cokola

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