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We evaluated maize landraces and hybrids usually cropped by African farmers for resistance to FAW larvae feeding. We did not find differences regarding leaf damage but some differences in terms of preferences and larval development were recorded. Please read our newly published paper in Plants…and Follow me on Twitter: @Xavier_Suric  
Post Date: 2021-02-22 18:56:14
Author: Xavier Chiriboga
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What will it take to change the mindset of regulators / policy makers in African countries to adopt GE technology to manage pests like the #fallarmyworm?
Post Date: 2021-01-20 04:01:03
Author: Anne Njoroge
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Host plant resistance (HPR) provides a foundation of IPM for safe and efficient management of FAW. In this African and Asian agriculture for 2021 focus, options for managing fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) in maize and sorghum are discussed by experts in the field Richard E. Goodman and Joseph E. Huesing https://www.openaccessgovernment.org/2021-african-and-asian-agriculture/98500/
Post Date: 2020-12-19 11:34:31
Author: Anne Njoroge
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Fred Gould presented at the Entomology 2017 Annual Meeting in Denver, CO on the prospects of using GMO technology to help alleviate the issue of crop pests in Africa. In this video Dr. Gould describes why it would take great dedication and large resources in money and people to use this approach in an equitable and sustainable …
Post Date: 2020-12-07 08:01:41
Author: Anne Njoroge
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Genomic selection (GS) can accelerate variety improvement when training set (TS) size, and its relationship with the breeding set (BS) are optimized for prediction accuracies (PA) of genomic prediction (GP) models. Sixteen GP algorithms were run on phenotypic best linear unbiased predictors (BLUPs) and estimators (BLUEs) of resistance to both fall armyworm (FAW) and maize …
Post Date: 2020-10-31 09:03:05
Author: Arfang Badji
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Several species of herbivores feed on maize in field and storage setups, making the development of multiple insect resistance a critical breeding target. In this study, an association mapping panel of 341 tropical maize lines was evaluated in three field environments for resistance to fall armyworm (FAW), whilst bulked grains were subjected to a maize …
Post Date: 2020-10-31 08:47:41
Author: Arfang Badji

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