Web app helps extension agents and farmers monitor the spread of fall armyworm.
Public and private partners join forces to mitigate voracious pest.
Science offers opportunity to curb greenhouse gas emissions related to agriculture and meet climate goals.
Visit to CIMMYT headquarters reaffirms research collaboration.
Scientists mobilize African and Latin American knowledge to protect Asia’s maize.
Source: Mongabay (24 Oct 2019)
CIMMYT Systems Agronomist Frédéric Baudron advocates a multipronged approach to protect maize crops from the invasive pest.
Seed production innovations, conservation agriculture and partnerships are key for Africa’s food security
Partner field days in Kenya presented sustainable solutions to crop threats and innovations in seed and agronomy.
CIMMYT entomologist strengthens native resistance in maize against fall armyworm and equips farmers with pest control measures.
Source: Kenya News Agency (27 Jun 2019)
CIMMYT’s Stephen Mugo suggests early planting, intercropping and other methods.
Scientists in Nepal are evaluating push-pull cropping systems as a pest control method.
Experts discussed the status of the outbreak, the role of research and applicable measures.
A series of infographics shows farmers in Bangladesh the threat of fall armyworm, how to identify it in the fields and what to do in case of damage.
In annual meeting, STMA project partners build on the successes of research in combatting drought, heat, pests and disease.
Researchers suggest agro-ecological approaches be promoted as a core component of integrated pest management programs.
Identifying best practices to fight the invasive pest.