Researchers point out the future of the disease, the ways to manage it and prevent it from spreading — within and across continents.
Cross-regional collaboration brings wheat blast protection to farmers in Bangladesh and Brazil.
Researchers join government officials and other stakeholders to discuss collaborative research and development activities in Bangladesh.
A video to be aired on Bangladeshi television shows farmers how to identify the pest and manage a potential infestation.
A new video dramatizes the human stakes of the battle against fall armyworm and shows how techniques developed by CIMMYT and partners are helping farmers beat the pest.
Genomic-wide association study evaluated samples from Bolivia and Bangladesh for blast-resistant genes.
Researchers in Zambia confirm the arrival of this devastating fungal disease to the African continent.
Source: Dhaka Tribune (11 Jun 2020)
While Bangladesh is at low risk of a large-scale invasion of desert locusts, efforts to curb fall armyworm will help in addressing future pests.
Source: PR Newswire (18 May 2020)
CIMMYT contributed to rapid assessment and registration of biological control for fall armyworm.
Web app helps extension agents and farmers monitor the spread of fall armyworm.
For the first time widespread monitoring examines how farmers are coping with climate stresses.
Public and private partners join forces to mitigate voracious pest.
Wheat blast is one of the most fearsome and intractable wheat diseases in recent decades. It spreads through infected seeds, crop residues as well as by spores that can travel long distances in the air, posing a major threat to wheat production in tropical areas.