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Community-based fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) monitoring, early warning and management

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    Management of the Fall Armyworm (Spodoptera Fruiperda) in Botswana - TCP/BOT/3702 2022
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    Government initiatives to improve food security in Botswana are often affected by transboundary pests and diseases, which hamper trade and agricultural production The introduction of new pests in the country has historically proved to be challenging, as the management and eradication of these pests requires significant human and financial resources Botswana has struggled with the invasion of the Oriental fruit fly Bactrocera dorsalis the Tomato leaf miner Tuta absoluta and most recently, with the Fall armyworm ( Spodoptera frugiperda When the FAW was first detected in Botswana in 2017 the government enacted a number of interventions, aiming to ensure sustainable food security Public awareness raising campaigns on the FAW were carried out, and training sessions were conducted The government provided chemicals and technical support to the farming community and promoted Integrated Pest Management ( approaches to move farmers from the persistent use of synthetic pesticides (most of which are highly hazardous and carcinogenic) to the use of biopesticides To support and advance these interventions, the design of this project included further technical assistance to government staff, farmers and other stakeholders in Botswana by continuing to build their capacities and supplying inputs for the detection, monitoring, control and management of FAW.
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    Integrated management of the Fall Armyworm on maize
    A guide for Farmer Field Schools in Afica
    2018
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    Fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) – FAW, a dangerous transboundary pest native to the Americas, has been spreading rapidly to all sub-regions of Africa since 2016, causing significant yield losses to crops. Farmer education and community action are critical elements in the strategy to best manage FAW populations, using an integrated and ecological pest management approach. Farmer Field School (FFS), a holistic farmer education approach used in over 90 countries, will be a key component of the response effort. This guide seeks to provide guidance on how to conduct FFS on the integrated and sustainable management of the FAW in Africa, with emphasis on maize as FAW’s preferred host plant. It provides information on the biology and ecology of FAW; field studies and exercises for use in season-long FFS; and suggestions on how to build a training programme for rural advisory services/extension on FAW and FFS refresher courses of Master Trainers and Facilitators.
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    Understanding Fall Armyworm (FAW) – Spodoptera frugiperda 2020
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    This brochure is a complete guide for maize farmers to fight Fall Armyworm. It's composed of the updated information to manage FAW in the fields including identification of FAW, importance of FAW scouting and monitoring and how to do systematic scouting in the fields, roles of beneficial insects, low cost and affordable cultural practices, recommended insecticides by Plant Protection Division, Department of Agriculture and the safe use of Pesticides. It is dedicated to farmers and extension personnel from the Department of Agriculture, Myanmar.

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