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Tag: Spodoptera frugiperda

green caterpillar with dark stripes along its length crawls vertically on an ear of corn (maize) near an larval exit hole

Fall Armyworm Study Shows Maize, Sorghum as Preferred Host Plants

Studies have shown host plants for fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) potentially numbering in the hundreds, but a group of researchers suggests differentiating between plants that the insect prefers for its full life cycle versus those that are more likely to be secondary food sources.

Microscope view of Spodoptera frugiperda cells

New Insect Cell Line Database to Help Researchers Across the Globe

Insect cells serve as valuable testing tools for research and development in a variety of fields and industries, with the global count of established cell lines now at more than 1,200. A new database allows scientists to find and identify insect cell lines that could best match their research goals.

fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) on maize

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.