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The first report on FAW natural enemies scouting found and reported on some rhynocoris sp. belonging to the family Reduviidae in 2018 (Action on invasives). Further scouting in 2020 by Mr. Samuel A. Mensah, Patrick Beseh, and Dr. L.K Abgoyi observed the predators are wide spread in Ghana, West Africa with some new species observed. …
Post Date: 2021-01-31 10:17:32
Author: Samuel Mensah
Community Questions
Recent FAW natural enemies scouting have reveled very interesting observation. FAW sampling done in 3 regions of Ghana West Africa showed beneficial nematodes emerging from the FAW larvae. In some instances there’s been more than one nematode emerging from the FAW larvae. Under which category of natural enemies do we place them(eg. Pathogens, Predators etc. …
Post Date: 2020-12-20 18:03:33
Author: Samuel Mensah
Research Notes
The research focuses on studying the interaction (Synergy/competition) and reproductive capacities of two Spodoptera frugiperda larval parasitoids (Coccygidium luteum and Cotesia icipe) in Ghana. The research also studies the life span and larval instar preference of the parasitoids. Findings from the study will enhance knowledge on the tri-trophic interactions in the ecosystems of parasitoids and …
Post Date: 2020-12-16 12:55:53
Author: Samuel Mensah
Research Notes
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/326096441_Entomological_Society_of_Ghana’_Symposium_on_the_Fall_Armyworm_Spodoptera_frugiperda_themed_Exploring_the_Fall_Armyworm-_Biology_Distribution_Damage_Management Fall armyworm (FAW) have been a treat to food security in the West African Sub region. Since its invasion into Ghana in 2016, FAW has caused a lot of damage to maize and cereal crops in Ghana. As at 2016, most FAW control measures were based to a large extent on traditional knowledge and …
Post Date: 2020-12-16 12:26:08
Author: Samuel Mensah
Research Notes
Since 2016, Africa has experienced the outbreak of the fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda, that originated from the Americas. In less than 4 years, the new invasive species has invaded almost all African countries and spread into Asia, causing significant crop losses, especially for maize. The immediate solutions promoted by different countries were based on chemical …
Post Date: 2020-06-30 20:01:15
Author: Lakpo Agboyi

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