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fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) on maize

fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) on maize

As fall armyworm continues to threaten food security in Africa, the use of Bt maize offers significant potential to manage the pest. But it will be critical to manage resistance via multi-toxin crop varieties and appropriate use of refuge planting—all in forms accessible to the smallholder farmers that grow nearly all of Africa’s maize. (Photo by Clemson University – USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series , Bugwood.org)

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