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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 : https://doi.org/10.1007/s10340-020-01320-9 Authors are …
Post Date: 2021-01-08 00:28:47
Author: Samuel Mensah
Community Questions
The ASEAN FAW Action Plan Biocontrol Technical Workshop Series is presenting Session 2: Rearing of parasitoids and predators for FAW Control. Speakers will include: Dr Rangaswamy (Muni) Muniappan from IPM Innovation Lab (convenor). Dr. Tadele Tefera : Rearing of the parasitoid, Trichogramma spp. Dr. Malick Ba: Rearing of the parasitoids, Telenomus remus and Habrobracon hebetor. Dr. Zhang Lisheng: Rearing of …
Post Date: 2021-01-05 09:44:09
Author: Alison Watson
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
Habitat manipulation in the form of cover crops, intercrops, maintaining flower strips in the main field increases the activity and ‘fitness’ of pest natural enemies and thereby minimize pest pressure in agriculture (natural enemies hypothesis). In another side, the probability of finding a host in diversified crops is reduced in the diversified field (resource concentration). …
Post Date: 2020-12-17 22:53:02
Author: Sundar Tiwari
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
Community Questions
Agroecological approaches support to reduce the #fallarmyworm infestation. Agroecology complements to improve soil health thereby produce a healthy and pest-resistant plant. Second, increasing plant diversity in a field that improves the fitness of biocontrol agents and third, specific agroecological management practices that reduce FAW outbreak and infestation. Lets us discuss here how each of these …
Post Date: 2020-12-15 22:54:02
Author: Sundar Tiwari
Community Questions
Please post questions in the comments below to be answered in the upcoming ASEAN technical workshop on the “collection or identification of FAW parasitoids and predators in the field” Questions will be passed to the organisers to be answered by Dr Marc Kenis during the workshop on the 17th Dec. Register for the workshop here …
Post Date: 2020-12-07 21:17:54
Author: Claire Curry
Research Notes
Dear All FAO supports several TCPs at country and regional level in the Asian countries to support sustainable management. One important component of FAO’s strategy is the training of farmers on FAW IPM using Farmer Field School approaches for small country teams of Asian countries that face the FAW problem The regional training aims to:• …
Post Date: 2020-10-23 23:52:26
Author: Malvika Chaudhary

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