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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
Community Questions
For the successful #fallarmyworm management in maize crop, various intervention approaches should be adopted in integrated ways. Adopting a single pest management approach may not be able to keep the pest below the economic threshold level. Hence the integration of various approaches at a time or on a regular basis is suggested for the successful …
Post Date: 2021-01-04 22:16:08
Author: Sundar Tiwari
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
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
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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