How does the Invasive Species Compendium help to manage the threat of invasive species?

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Invasive species pose a massive economic challenge in many countries around the world.  Invasive weeds, insects and other animal pests, and plant and animal diseases have been introduced to regions outside their native distribution and, in the absence of sufficient natural control, are negatively impacting agriculture, forestry, livestock, aquaculture or delicate natural habitats.
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Insect heroes fighting invasive species

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Today marks the beginning of Insect Week (21-27 June) – a week to learn more about the science and natural history of insects. We are highlighting some of the insect heroes, and villains, CABI scientists work with on a regular basis. Scientists at CABI’s Egham laboratory work with a range of insect species, from plant-parasitic…
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CABI joins forces with FAO to tackle desert locust and fall armyworm pests in Asia Pacific region

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).
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Scientists exchange expertise on biocontrol agents for the management of devastating fall armyworm

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Since 2018, CABI has been actively supporting research on fall armyworm (FAW) management in India and Bangladesh while working closely with their national research institutes – the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), the National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Insect Resources (NBAIR) and the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI).
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Development communication campaign promotes sustainable management of fall armyworm in Kenya

CABI and the Cereal Growers Association (CGA) have been sharing information with farmers in Kenya on how to effectively and safely manage the continuing threat of the invasive fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda). This was achieved thanks to a  development communication campaign that combined video sharing through a network of lead farmers and social media.
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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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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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Expertise shared on new research which maps growth and spread of fall armyworm in Australia

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CABI’s Dr Roger Day has shared his expertise on the fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) as part of a team of researchers who have sought to map the growth and spread of the devastating pest in Australia.
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Research collaboration in the fight against fall armyworm

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On 1 July 2020, CABI, with support from the Action on Invasives programme, launched the Fall Armyworm Research Collaboration Portal. Developed with expert input from a number of organisations and universities, including CIMMYT, FAO, and the USDA, the portal has been created to enable sharing and collaboration between researchers working on fall armyworm (FAW). Registered users can post their research highlights and ask questions to the rest of the FAW research community. Now, six months after…
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