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An Ethiopian, PhD student in Entomology at the University of Pretoria, South Africa focusing on host plant odours and sex pheromone lures responsible for the fall armyworm moth attraction want to apply for a short-term stay research grant to do some of my research activities. The grant called AGNES Intra-Africa Mobility grant, covers travel and …
Post Date: 2021-03-16 16:37:20
Author: Anne Njoroge
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Webinar Series on Fall armyworm IPM: Host Plant Resistance Date: 23rd March 2021 (2pm CET) Deployment of maize varieties with resistance or tolerance against fall armyworm has an enormous potential to help reduce yield loss due to the pest in ways that are environmentally friendly. Both native and transgenic resistance sources are available in maize. …
Post Date: 2021-03-15 11:26:41
Author: Anne Njoroge
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Submission of Abstracts Abstracts should be submitted using the application form on the AAIS website: https://aaisafrica.org/submit-abstract/ not later than the deadline, 30th April 2021. Dates: 22nd– 26th November 2021 Venue: Addis Ababa University/African Union Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia THEME: “Migratory Pests and Invasive Species: Early Warning System, Monitoring, Control and their Impact on Food Security, Environment and Livelihoods during COVID-19 …
Post Date: 2021-02-15 08:21:15
Author: Anne Njoroge
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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
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Cultural method of pest management integrates a number of local and agro-ecological practices to reduce the pest populations. Manual destruction of egg masses and larval population, fertilizers and irrigation management to make a healthy plant, field sanitation, use of resistant varieties, adjustment in planting time etc. are some examples of cultural practices. In case of …
Post Date: 2020-12-20 21:49:31
Author: Sundar Tiwari
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
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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
Community Questions
Cultural methods are some of the most widely adopted approaches in integrated pest management in general and FAW in a particular. This technique has tremendous potential to keep the pest below the economic damage threshold. Regional cooperation for knowledge-sharing and research collaborations, along with increased research and policy interventions can favour sustainable pest management. Let’s …
Post Date: 2020-12-11 03:14:18
Author: Sundar Tiwari
Research Notes
Push-pull technology is widely adopted technology for the maize stem borer management in Eastern Africa. This can help to manipulate the abundance and distribution of stem borer and their natural enemies by the behaviour-modify stimuli. This technology has recently been adapted for the fall armyworm management in drier areas of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. In …
Post Date: 2020-12-09 00:51:43
Author: Sundar Tiwari
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  A mobile app “Faw_ipm” has been developed that allows users to get instant information on the FAW management on maize in Indian context. The app allows the user to identify different life stages of FAW and/or the damage caused to different parts of the plant either using keys for diagnosis or based on images. …
Post Date: 2020-12-02 05:00:30
Author: Sengottaiyan Vennila

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