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Hello everyone, I am Dr. Dike Felix, a research fellow at the institute of education, University of Nigeria. We are seeking collaborative efforts to boost yield in cassava planting in Enugu state, Nigeria. Interested partners will collaborate with research experts at the department of Agriculture, University of Nigeria and the Enugu state government in ensuring …
Post Date: 2022-04-02 21:10:44
Author: Felix Dike
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Spodoptera frugiperda, Fall Armyworm (FAW), poses an existential threat to farmers in Africa given their destructive effect on crops. This is essentially the case in south-eastern Nigeria where major crops such as cassava and maize are highly vulnerable to the adverse effects of the pest. This paper reviewed published work on the availability of biopesticides …
Post Date: 2021-07-05 13:19:28
Author: Ekenwosu Joseph Ugochukwu
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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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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
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Hi everyone, I am Dike Felix, a researcher at Fudan University, Shanghai, China and the University of Nigeria Nsukka. Am also a TeachSDG ambassador. I am looking for research collaborators interested in SDG4 for ESD projects. interested researchers please reach me via: felix.dike@unn.edu.ng
Post Date: 2021-01-14 22:09:42
Author: Felix Dike
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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
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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
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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
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Abstract Fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda (J. E. Smith)) (FAW) is a petrifying invasive pest of maize (Zea mays L.) in Africa. Ten tropical maize accessions from the International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (IPGRI) collections and a check (Ikom White variety) were studied, under rainfed conditions, in a multi-environment trial (MET) to assess their responses to …
Post Date: 2020-09-15 17:51:58
Author: Ekemini Obok

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