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Breakthrough comes after three years of intensive research and trials conducted in Kenya — and during the United Nations International Year of Plant Health — and represents a significant advance in the global fight against fall armyworm.

News

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As the pest continues to cause damage to farmers’ fields, CIMMYT trained national agricultural partners on integrated pest management.

Videos

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A video to be aired on Bangladeshi television shows farmers how to identify the pest and manage a potential infestation.

Videos

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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.

In the media

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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.

In the media

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Source: PR Newswire (18 May 2020)

CIMMYT contributed to rapid assessment and registration of biological control for fall armyworm.

Features

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Hot on the trail of fall armyworm, CIMMYT builds local research partnerships in Southeast Asia.

Videos

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Entomologist and CIMMYT partner Mike Smith explains the importance of documenting the economic value of crop pest research.

Features

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Looking at wheat diseases in times of the COVID-19 crisis.

Videos

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Entomologist Punya Nachappa explains wheat curl mites, the impact of climate change and why breeding for host plant resistance is key.

Videos

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Climate change will see pests moving countries and continents as conditions become more favorable.

Features

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Web app helps extension agents and farmers monitor the spread of fall armyworm.