Somalia agriculture partners learn about integrated fall armyworm control practices
As the pest continues to cause damage to farmers’ fields, CIMMYT trained national agricultural partners on integrated pest management.
In case of fall armyworm, watch this video
A video to be aired on Bangladeshi television shows farmers how to identify the pest and manage a potential infestation.
Jamal conquered his dreams through maize farming
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.
FAO: No threat of desert locust invasion in Bangladesh
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.
Fawligen registered in Bangladesh
Source: PR Newswire (18 May 2020)
CIMMYT contributed to rapid assessment and registration of biological control for fall armyworm.
Fall armyworm survey marks CIMMYT’s first research project in Laos
Hot on the trail of fall armyworm, CIMMYT builds local research partnerships in Southeast Asia.
The value of research on plant resistance to insects
Entomologist and CIMMYT partner Mike Smith explains the importance of documenting the economic value of crop pest research.
Looking at wheat diseases in times of the COVID-19 crisis.
Wheat curl mites: What are they and how can we fight them?
Entomologist Punya Nachappa explains wheat curl mites, the impact of climate change and why breeding for host plant resistance is key.
ICARDA’s Mustapha El-Bouhssini explains how crop pests are moving in a warming world
Climate change will see pests moving countries and continents as conditions become more favorable.
Crowdsourced data feeds fall armyworm surveillance in Bangladesh
Web app helps extension agents and farmers monitor the spread of fall armyworm.
Pests and diseases and climate change: Is there a connection?
Although farmers have been battling pests and diseases since the dawn of agriculture, experts warn that climate change could accelerate or expand their spread.