CABI joins research effort to map distribution of natural enemy of brown marmorated stink bug in Europe

Trissolcus parasitoids attacking halyomorpha eggs
CABI joined a team of international scientists who sought to assess the distribution of natural enemies to control the brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys) fruit and nut pest as part of a large-scale monitoring program across in northern Italy and parts of Switzerland.
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New paper aims to clarify confusion in leaf damage rating scales for fall armyworm

Researchers assessing damage caused by FAW
A trans-regional group of researchers has sought to cast light on the numerous rating scales used for assessing leaf damage caused by the highly destructive invasive maize pest, the Fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda). 
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CABI DNA identification confirms discovery of highly invasive apple snail in Kenya

Apple snails
A highly invasive apple snail (Pomacea canaliculata) has been discovered in Kenya for the first time. This is what new research published today by CABI scientists and the Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) confirms.
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Scaling up biocontrol of fall armyworm: CABI scientists share expertise in ASEAN technical workshop

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CABI scientists have shared their expertise on the use of safer-to-use and more sustainable biocontrols of the fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) as part of an ASEAN Technical Workshop Series on how to tackle the devastating crop pest.
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CABI hosts and shares expertise in IWGO workshop on the biocontrol of fall armyworm in Africa

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CABI has hosted a virtual workshop focused on researching biological controls to fight the devastating fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) in Africa as lead of the fall armyworm sub-group of the IOBC-Global International Working Group of Ostrinia and other maize pests (IWGO).
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CABI to take part in Feed the Future’s webinar on Biocontrol of Parthenium

Parthenium Field Research and Sampling.
CABI scientist Dr Kazam Ali is to share his expertise on a panel of researchers who are taking part in a Biocontrol of Parthenium webinar hosted by the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Integrated Pest Management. Other members of the panel for the webinar, which will take place on Tuesday, March 30, from 7am…
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Regional conference highlights joint efforts to combat fall armyworm in SAARC member countries

Farmers in Ghana tackling fall armyworm
By Malvika Chaudhary Fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda), is a dangerous trans boundary insect with a high potential to spread rapidly due to its natural distribution capacity and opportunities presented by international trade.
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Stepping up the fight against Tuta absoluta in Kenya with safer and sustainable biocontrol products

Tuta absoluta in Kenya
Tomato is one of the key vegetables grown by farmers in Kenya for income. However, production is constrained by numerous factors with insect pests as the most important. Farmers tend to manage tomato pests with pesticide sprays but these have associated risks to the environment, food safety and the health of sprayers.
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Recent updates to Compendia and the Pest Risk Analysis Tool

A new look for species distribution maps Compendia datasheets now benefit from enhanced data visualisation of species distributions. It is easier to view the global distribution of a species, with polygons indicating where a species is present. National records are shown in light shading while subnational records are darker. In Compendia datasheets, CABI aims to…
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Research on biological control of fall armyworm

The IOBC-Global International Working Group of Ostrinia and other maize pests (IWGO) fall armyworm sub-group is organising a virtual meeting on 16-17 March 2021. The rapid spread of fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda, in Africa and Asia requires the development of new, sustainable, control methods, in particularly biological control. While many organisations worldwide are working on…
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