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The assessment and the management of the risks linked to insect pests can be supported by the use of physiologically-based demographic models. These models are useful in population ecology to simulate the dynamics of stage-structured populations, by means of functions (e.g., development, mortality and fecundity rate functions) realistically representing the nonlinear individuals physiological responses to environmental forcing variables. Since density-dependent responses …
Post Date: 2022-06-14 21:35:02
Author: Giorgio
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The fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E. Smith), is an invasive pest threatening crop production and food security worldwide. High concerns are linked to the potential establishment of the species in Europe. The high migratory capacity of S. frugiperda causes concerns about the potential impacts of transient populations invading new areas from suitable hotspots. In the present work, we developed …
Post Date: 2022-06-14 21:28:41
Author: Giorgio
Community Questions
What will it take to change the mindset of regulators / policy makers in African countries to adopt GE technology to manage pests like the #fallarmyworm?
Post Date: 2021-01-20 04:01:03
Author: Anne Njoroge
Research Notes
Cultural method of pest control make a less favourable environment to the pest and make a more favourable for their natural enemies. This method is the most widely adopted approaches in integrated pest management. As a part of cultural control, spraying sugar solution (10-20%) increases the population of certain parasitoids such as Campoletis flavicincta (Hymenoptera:Ichneumonidae), …
Post Date: 2020-12-16 15:43:48
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’_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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