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In South Asia, the fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) is an invasive pest. The current research examines the current farming management practices and documents farmers’ opinions of fall armyworm in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Nepal. To assess current agricultural practices, identification of the fall armyworm and its damage, management, capacity-building initiatives, and support from government …
Post Date: 2023-06-04 09:48:25
Author: Fawad Khan
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Pleased to share a link to A research paper on the distribution of covert microbial natural enemies of fall armyworm publish in the Journal of Animal Ecology, British Ecological Society. These work was done partly in Africa (Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Sudan abd and Zambia) and Uk. By several Authors, led by Amy J. Withers…. …
Post Date: 2022-06-28 10:13:53
Author: Samuel Mensah
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Gynandromorphism is a phenomenon in which an individual develops with sexual mosaic of male and female traits. It is a rare phenomenon that has been reported in certain group of organisms viz., arthropods, birds, reptiles, amphibians, mammals. Gynandromorphs are expressed generally in two ways, bilateral and non-bilateral (sexual mosaics). In insects, bilateral gynandromorphs are most …
Post Date: 2021-06-21 10:04:14
Author: Dr. Sagar D
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The fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (J. E. Smith, 1797), has become one of the most devastating pests in the world with diverse host range. To develop effective integrated management strategies against S. frugiperda, it is crucial to know its alternative host plants. In this study, we provide the first information on the occurrence of S. …
Post Date: 2021-03-05 19:15:34
Author: Marcellin Cuma Cokola
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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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Currently in Africa, there is no appropriate maize genotype, scientifically proven to be resistantto FAW since it’s a new pest in Africa. It’s therefore apparent that there’s a critical need toscreen for promising maize genotypes with FAW native resistance breeding .To address this gap, the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) accelerated efforts to …
Post Date: 2021-01-20 20:10:52
Author: Geoffrey Anyanda
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Bacillus thuringiensis vegetative insecticidal proteins (Vip3A) have been recently introduced in important crops as a strategy to delay the emerging resistance to the existing Cry toxins. The mode of action of Vip3A proteins has been studied in Spodoptera frugiperda with the aim to characterize their binding to the insect midgut. Immunofluorescence histological localization of Vip3Aa …
Post Date: 2020-12-18 16:40:12
Author: Juan Ferré
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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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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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Bigger, faster, stronger: Implications of inter-species interactions for IRM of lepidopteran pests of Bt maize in Africa A hypothetical scenario of mixed populations of Busseola fusca (Fuller) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), Chilo partellus (Swinhoe) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) and Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E. Smith) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) was used as model to investigate the potential effects of mixed populations of lepidopteran …
Post Date: 2020-07-28 05:46:15
Author: Johnnie Van den Berg

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