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Biological pest control helps tackle swarms of desert locusts in Africa
May 25, 2022
This article was originally published on the CABI BioProtection Portal blog. Visit the original blog post here. Biopesticides have been leading the non-chemical pest control assault on swarms of locusts in Somalia, helping to control, without the use of harmful chemical pesticides, one of the most destructive agricultural pests in world: Schistocerca gregaria, commonly known as the desert locust.
CABI joins forces with FAO to tackle desert locust and fall armyworm pests in Asia Pacific region
May 26, 2021
CABI experts on invasive crop pests, based at the regional centre in India, have joined forces with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to help farmers in the Asia Pacific region stave off the scourge of the desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria) and fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda).
Scaling up biocontrol of fall armyworm: CABI scientists share expertise in ASEAN technical workshop
March 24, 2021
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.
CABI hosts and shares expertise in IWGO workshop on the biocontrol of fall armyworm in Africa
March 23, 2021
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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