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Not Just Maize: Africa’s Fall Armyworm Crisis Threatens Sorghum, Other Crops, Too 

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Resource ID

18722

Access

Open

Contributed by

B.Muralidhar

Topics

Pests and diseases

Crops

Dryland cereals, Sorghum

Systems

Farming Systems

Locations

West and Central Africa, Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Nigeria

CSR Activity

No

Global Date

20 Nov 18

Title

Not Just Maize: Africa’s Fall Armyworm Crisis Threatens Sorghum, Other Crops, Too

Keywords

Fall Armyworm, Sorghum and Millet, Drought-resistant crops, Integrated Pest Management, Burkina Faso, Mali, Nigeria, Niger, Chad

Language

English

Size of PDF

688 kB

Author/Key contact

SMCO staff

Story Source

https://entomologytoday.org/2018/11/20/not-just-maize-africas-fall-armyworm-crisis-threatens-sorghum-other-crops/

Publishing Location

Global

Story Lead Center

ICRISAT

Type

Science

URL/Link

https://entomologytoday.org/2018/11/20/not-just-maize-africas-fall-armyworm-crisis-threatens-sorghum-other-crops/

Description

Scientists from the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) in Niger say that 99 percent of the media and research coverage on the fall armyworm focuses on the invasive pest’s deadly threat to maize. And deservedly so: The fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) is indeed a major problem for maize—more than 40 nations in Africa, where hundreds of millions of people depend on maize, are rushing to find a solution to the pest that can travel long distances and reproduce in large numbers.

New ICRISAT Research Programs

West & Central Africa program, Eastern & Southern Africa Program, Theme: Integrated crop management, Theme: Integrated crop management

Date (Date published/released/created if known)

20 Nov 18

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