Insect Infestation

A farmer holds a corn leaf full of holes eaten out by pests
The spread of invasive species across Sub-Saharan Africa is expedited by porous borders with poor phytosanitary checks, say the scientists. They believe this needs to be addressed as a priority, rather than relying on the extensive use of chemicals.
Science and Development Network
Southern green stink bug, Nezara viridula
A foul-smelling, voracious, wide-spread pest could become even more ubiquitous with climate change.
Washington State University
Armyworm feeding on a corn plant
AgForce is encouraging growers dealing with fall armyworm to access the latest online resources using the new FAW ehub.
Armyworm feeding on a corn plant
Researchers assessing the effects of a campaign on fall armyworm control and maize yield found thatcampaign increased maize yield by up to 34 per cent by aiding adoption of better practices
Science and Development Network
A farmer holds a corn leaf full of holes eaten out by pests
A new study from North Carolina State University shows soil temperature can be used to effectively monitor and predict the spread of the corn earworm (Helicoverpa zea), a pest that ravages corn, cotton, soybeans, peppers, tomatoes and other crops.
North Carolina State University
Plant that helps produce behavior-changing pheromones could boost environmentally friendly pest control.
American Association for the Advancement of Science
To avert agricultural losses due to the voracious desert locust, FAO recently delivered various equipment and machinery to Yemen's Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Fisheries (MAIF) in Aden.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - Headquarters
Mexico is using a nuclear-based technique known as the sterile insect technique (SIT) to eradicate the medfly that had been threatening fruit and vegetable crops, farmers’ livelihoods and the country’s economy.
International Atomic Energy Agency
​​​​Experts at two Midlands universities are starting a new project to develop a photonic ‘nose’ to monitor crops for pest infestations and plant disease.
Aston University
Caterpillar infestation in an apple tree
Purdue University and the U.S. Forest Service announced the improved Alien Forest Pest Explorer interactive web tool. It combines information from multiple sources to show impacts of forest insects and diseases, and the potential for further damage.
Purdue University