fall armyworm and maize production in Africa

Maize (corn)    Freetown,Sierra Leone

Mesoamerica have been involved in the management of the fall armyworm for many years. The pest entered Africa in 2016 and has spread in over 34 countries. We are currently advising farmers against the use of pesticides for many reasons, including building up of resistance to such pesticides. in the absence of pesticides, what available ipm options can we learn from the Americas in the management of FAW particularly on maize?

Posted by: Ibrahim Shamie (1 point) Ibrahim Shamie
Posted: April 11, 2019


Hi - you can find answers to your question by downloading Guidance Note 4 from FAO's FAW website: plant diversity (legumes) mechanical control encourage natural enemies use local botanicals and bio pesticides local controls: soil, ash, lime, sand, soaps into the whorl Good luck! Please share photos! Cheers, Allan

Posted by: Allan Hruska (2 points) Allan Hruska
Posted: April 12, 2019

Here is the link to that note that Dr Hruska mentioned http://www.fao.org/3/ca0435en/CA0435E...

Posted by: David Hughes (55 points) David Hughes
Posted: April 12, 2019

You may find this link helpful

as well as a collection on 'fall armyworm' on ECHOcommunity.org

Posted by: Steve Snyder (1 point) Steve Snyder
Posted: June 12, 2019

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