Since 2012, the Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International's Plantwise program has guided growers in 10 Latin American countries on managing Tuta absoluta, a devastating lepidopteran pest of tomatoes, and substituting or complementing chemical control with more sustainable strategies.
Meet Lorena Lopez, Ph.D., expert in mites and biological control, past president of the Acarological Society of America, and subject of the next installment of our "Standout Early Career Professionals" series.
In the effort to manage the hemlock woolly adelgid in eastern North America, two fly species deployed as biological control agents are themselves targeted by parasitoid wasps. A new study examines how these parasitoids affect the flies and other predators of the hemlock pests.
As the fall armyworm has expanded its range in Asia and Africa, international collaborations are at work to respond. In Nepal, early warnings and training prepared the country's agricultural community well ahead of time.