Journal of Integrated Pest Management (2021) 12 (1 -pmab002)

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Elizabeth Njuguna, Phophi Nethononda, Karim Maredia, Ruth Mbabazi, Paul Kachapulula, Arielle Rowe and Dennis Ndolo (2021)
Experiences and perspectives on Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) management in Sub-Saharan Africa
Journal of Integrated Pest Management 12 (1 -pmab002)
Abstract: It has been over five years since the first report of an outbreak of the fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E. Smith) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in Africa. The highly invasive pest, native to the Americas, has since spread across the African continent attacking many crops and causing significant yield loss to Africa's staple crop, maize. From the onset of the outbreak, there have been massive and varied responses from farmers, governments and nongovernmental organizations. This mini-review provides various perspectives on S. frugiperda control in sub-Saharan Africa, building on previously published evidence, and experiences of the authors. It also highlights new technologies and lessons learned so far from the S. frugiperda outbreaks in sub-Saharan Africa, based on which suggestions on possible integrated management approaches are proffered.
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Beneficial Pest/Disease/Weed Crop/Product Country Quarant.
Spodoptera frugiperda Maize/corn (Zea mays) Ghana
Spodoptera frugiperda Maize/corn (Zea mays) Zambia