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Fall armyworm in Africa: a guide for integrated pest management

Source(s):  CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)
Feed the Future
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

This technical manual shares the latest protocols related to integrated pest management (IPM) to control fall armyworm (FAW) in Africa. Within a short span of its introduction in Africa, FAW has been confirmed in over 30 African countries and it is likely to become endemic in many. Its major preference for maize, a staple food for over 300 million African smallholder farm families, poses a threat to food security, nutrition and livelihoods.

This first edition is meant to provide practitioners with the IPM foundation to successfully manage FAW in Africa. This includes chapters on FAW Pest Biology and Integrated Pest Management, Host Plant Resistance, Biocontrol, and Agroecological Landscape Management. Importantly, the guide provides protocols for Monitoring and Scouting for FAW in maize fields to assess the level of damage due to the pest and to suggest when interventions are warranted. Because the primary technical intervention, at least in the immediate term, is likely to be treatment with synthetic pesticides, a chapter is included on Pesticide Hazard and Risk Assessment and Compatibility with IPM.

This FAW IPM Guide is intended as a living document, to be updated regularly. While the information compiled in the first edition provides an initial basis for practical decision-making and strategic planning, future editions will reflect the rapidly evolving African experience with FAW, and provide opportunities to expand and refine local IPM approaches in light of new knowledge and tools.

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  • Fall armyworm in Africa: a guide for integrated pest management
  • Publication date 2018
  • Author(s) Prasanna, B.M.; Huesing, Joseph E.; Eddy, Regina; Peschke, Virginia M. (eds.)
  • Number of pages 120 p.

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