Insect Infestation

A new study led CABI scientists has examined the potential for collective action to fight the fall armyworm (FAW) pest with biological controls in rural Zambia.
CAB International
Researchers at INRAE, Sorbonne University, and the Chinese National Institute of Plant Protection have reconstructed the evolutionary history of a highly specific olfactory receptor in the Egyptian cotton leafworm, a crop pest.
National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment
The impact of the fall armyworm pest on maize crops and communities in Sub-Saharan Africa were worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new CABI-led research published as a Current Opinion article in the journal Environmental Sustainability.
CAB International
Fall armyworm eating leaves.
Most smallholder farmers surveyed in Uganda believe they can reduce damage caused by the fall armyworm with several management and control options available to help them mitigate the impacts of the potentially devastating crop pest.
PhysOrg, Omicron Technology Ltd
Amid rising temperatures and prolonged rainless periods due to climate change, large-scale attacks of pests and diseases in tea plantations across the country have become worrisome for planters with an estimated annual crop loss of around 147 million kg.
OutlookIndia - Outlook Group, the
The University of Queensland is working with the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) to develop guidelines to help Australian grain growers decide when and how to treat fall armyworm (FAW) to save their crops and finances.
University of Queensland
A new study led by scientists from the Chinese MARA-CABI Joint Laboratory for Biosafety suggests greater awareness of biopesticide market availability, efficacy and field application processes could help tackle locust outbreaks in China.
CAB International
Intercropping – the practice of planting mixtures of crops – can be an effective pest management tool worldwide, a new University of Florida study shows.
University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
Dying coconut trees
Consistent monitoring and surveillance of the deadly coconut rhinoceros beetle (CRB) in Vanuatu will be crucial for the country’s biosecurity team in the coming months following the destruction left behind by the four tropical cyclones Judy and Kevin.
Pacific Community
Close-up on a few desert locusts on corn plants.
In work published in Agronomy, the TMG Research gGmbH study team traced a highly destructive desert locust invasion in the Eastern Africa and Horn region between 2019-2021. Ethiopia and Kenya sprayed over a million hectares with damaging pesticides.
PhysOrg, Omicron Technology Ltd