fall armyworm

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 21 December 2018 at 07:44

Cheap and simple trap that can end Fall Armyworms in less than a week

Farmers can now wipe Fall Armyworms (FAW) from their farms in less than seven days with falltrack system trap by Kenya Biologics Limited, a company that makes bio-insecticides, bio-fungicides, bio-stimulants and crop deficiency correctors. The whole system goes at Sh630 each and can be set at canopy height, 40cm above the ground using strong stick and string.

The system which was introduced for farmers last year in February has seen farmers who have embraced it do away with costs of buying chemicals, spraying equipment and eventually saving time for applying the chemicals as one trap can monitor a whole field.

“We are encouraged by the fact that farmers who have used our system extensively have experience change in their farms as the most trapped worms are the male type, that means there is no multiplication and future generation of FAW in their areas,” said Aaron Muteria, Kenya Biologics agronomist.

“We are encouraging farm

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Mohamed Hafez Great work For more success and improvement 

1 month 21 hours ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 5 September 2018 at 08:43

E-conference : Responding to Fall Armyworm in Africa

22-26 October. Free online participation


Two years ago, fall armyworm (FAW) arrived in Africa. What we have learned so far? What are effective strategies in reaching farmers across the continent? How effective have responses so far been? What are the long-term consequences of these responses? What innovative ideas might work better?

Find out and share your insights during our carbon-free e-conference on responding to the fall armyworm outbreak in Africa, from 22-26 October. Subscribe here to join daily sessions on various aspects of responding to the FAW outbreak in Africa and access an online platform to meet, share work and discuss with others. The e-conference and the online platform will result in a shared action agenda that everyone can contribute to.

Program summary, daily sessions from 13:00-14:30 GMT:

  • 22 October: Fall armyworm identifi

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Nicole Metz Dear Mubarak Inuwa, Thanks for your reponse to the post on the Foodathon at WUR. Sorry to hear your application was rejected. All outcomes of the Foodathon can be viewed here: https://foodathon-solutionsmarket.com/ I don't think there were formal papers presented though. You could also follow the conference website of WUR for further reporting and papers (probably these will come in the coming weeks) https://www.wur.nl/en/Research-Results/Sustainable-development-goals/SDG-Conference-Towards-Zero-Hunger.htm. Or else send further questions to the organisers of the Foodathon: e-conference.sdg@wur.nl 

4 months 2 weeks ago

MUBARAK INUWA Thank alot:Nicole Metze for answering my email on foodathon e- conference.

4 months 2 weeks ago

MUBARAK INUWA Please,kindly  let me know whether you can connect me with WUR. Charlotte Schilt for the issuance of my recently MOOC. Feeding Hungry Planet fro April 17 2018 to June 2018 .She is Co-chair of Agric ecology department to Ken Giller.

4 months 2 weeks ago

Nicole Metz Please contact WUR directly. Contact information is available through the MOOC or else the WUR website. Kind regards

4 months 2 weeks ago

MUBARAK INUWA I tried before, to get in contact with WUR.Directly, but it became abortive.

4 months 5 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 16 August 2018 at 12:01

FAO Boosts Uganda Govt’s Efforts To Fight Fall Armyworm; Donates Equipment

In a bid to respond to the Fall Armyworm (FAW) outbreaks and minimize the pest’s destruction of crops, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations working with the Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF), have rolled out the use of a mobile phone application –Fall Armyworm Monitoring and Early Warning System (FAMEWS), for FAW monitoring and early warning.

The equipment which included 126 mobile phones loaded with the FAMEWS app will be used in 15 districts to pilot a community based FAW monitoring and early warning system.

These districts include; Mukono, Iganga, Bulamburi, Nakapiripirit, Oyam, Adjumani, Kiryandong, Kibaale, Kasese, Lira, Kayunga, Soroti, Busia, Masindi and Luwero.

Other items handed over to MAAIF included 700 pheromone traps and 6000 lures facilitate detection of the presence and build-up of FAW and to capture adult moths.

The use

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 3 November 2017 at 12:17

Dr. Fentahun on Fall Armyworm (FAW) Control in Ethiopia

Agriculture Knowledge Learning Documentation and Policy (AKLDP) Project

26th October 2017

For the Agroecology platform's new Agroecological Weed and Pest Management Working Group, Dr Fentahun from AKLDP presented the overall situation related to the new pest, Fall Army worm (FAW). He also shared a technical brief focusing on the characteristics of the pest, agro-climatic conditions and agro-ecological consistency affecting FAW, and management options and on suggested action points for the FAW in the context of Ethiopia.

Fall Army worm has existed for more than 150 years in Central, Eastern and South America. It is able to attack up to 186 crop species from a wide variety of families. It reproduces quickly and is able to travel far and fast, adult moths flying up to 100 km/day. It was identified in Ethiopia in February 2017, and due to its quick reproductive nature and favorable environmental conditions, it has now present in 8

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Sarah Assefa With regard to Conservation Agriculture, the research has conflicting findings about maintaining crop residues on the soil in addressing FAW: some advocate clean cultivation as a means of controlling the pest, however other publications have findings that do not support this. There is no conclusive finding.

1 year 2 months ago