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Gender role in fall armyworm management is very crucial. Research says, male farmers prefer easy and quick management practices while female farmers prefer more environmental-friendly cultural practices. Physical/cultural practices were dominated by hand-picking and crushing egg masses, application of ash, sand or liquid detergent on the larvae, and early planting. More female than male farmers …
Post Date: 2021-01-20 23:11:21
Author: Sundar Tiwari
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Durocher-Granger, L. Published a research work on the factors influencing the occurrence of fall armyworm parasitoids in Zambia. Their findings indicate that there is potential for increasing local populations of natural enemies of FAW through conservation biological control programmes and develop safe and practical control methods for smallholder farmers. Publication link : Authors are …
Post Date: 2021-01-08 00:28:47
Author: Samuel Mensah
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Fall armyworm (FAW, Spodoptera frugiperda J.E. Smith) is an invasive lepidopteran pest established in most of sub-Saharan Africa since 2016. Although the immediate reaction of governments has been to invest in chemical pesticides, control methods based on agronomic management would be more affordable to resource-constrained smallholders and minimize risks for health and the environment. However, …
Post Date: 2020-08-31 05:53:50
Author: Frédéric Baudron

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