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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
Research Notes
Host plant resistance (HPR) provides a foundation of IPM for safe and efficient management of FAW. In this African and Asian agriculture for 2021 focus, options for managing fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) in maize and sorghum are discussed by experts in the field Richard E. Goodman and Joseph E. Huesing https://www.openaccessgovernment.org/2021-african-and-asian-agriculture/98500/
Post Date: 2020-12-19 11:34:31
Author: Anne Njoroge
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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
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Fall armyworm continues to cause devastating damage to Maize in SSA. In Somalia, farmers have experienced devastating losses due to this voracious pest. As part of the mitigation measures, the Somali Agriculture Technical Group (SATG) in partnership with the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) recently …
Post Date: 2020-12-07 20:12:55
Author: Geoffrey Anyanda
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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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Nepal faces a significant risk of invasive species posing a direct threat to food security and native biodiversity. With the potentiality of causing a considerable loss in yield and quality, invasive pest species can lead to significant damage in the Nepalese agricultural sector. Fall armyworm is a polyphagous, transboundary invasive pest that invaded Nepal in …
Post Date: 2020-10-10 11:30:38
Author: Kushal Naharki

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