New crop pest takes Africa at lightning speed.

@article{Stokstad2017NewCP,
  title={New crop pest takes Africa at lightning speed.},
  author={E. Stokstad},
  journal={Science},
  year={2017},
  volume={356 6337},
  pages={
          473-474
        }
}
  • E. Stokstad
  • Published 2017
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Science
  • The fall armyworm ( Spodoptera frugiperda ) is marching across Africa and destroying maize fields with an astonishing speed, after arriving from the Western Hemisphere at least 16 months ago. The damage to maize could total $3 billion in the next 12 months. Eventually, damage could be limited with a range of pest-management techniques, including plant extracts such as neem oil or biopesticides based on viruses that infect armyworms. Parasitoid wasps could serve as biological control. Planting… CONTINUE READING
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