Fall Armyworm in Nepal: The Importance of Early, Targeted Intervention
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.
The Promise—and Limits—of Bt Maize to Manage Fall Armyworm in Africa
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.
Managing Fall Armyworm: The (Suspected) Stowaway That Won’t Go Away
A new guide in the open-access Journal of Integrated Pest Management outlines the key strategies for managing the invasive fall armyworm in Africa.
A Complicated Compilation of Hungry Caterpillars on Bt Maize in Africa
On smallholder farms using Bt maize in Africa, the combination of reduced field size and multiple pests presents challenges to insecticide resistance management. A new report in the open-access Journal of Integrated Pest Management offers recommendations for best practices.