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New pest identified in West and Central Africa!
July 11, 2018

A second armyworm from the Americas introduced into tropical Africa A new pest—southern armyworm, Spodoptera eridania (Stoll)—has been discovered in West…

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Southern armyworm (Spodoptera eridania)
May 25, 2018

A new invasive alien pest southern armyworm, Spodoptera eridania (Stoll)—has been discovered in four countries in Africa…

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Jatropha curcas increases rural household revenue and resilience to the effects of climate change
May 22, 2018

Climate change (CC) mitigation is one of the key arguments for promoting jatropha. It has been claimed that cultivation increases the…

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Climate change, biodiversity, and nature conservation
May 22, 2018

The Drabo forest From biological control in agricultural fields over to alternate hosts in the surrounding vegetation, it was only a…

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Mapping pesticide resistance genes and upgrading food safety capacity
May 22, 2018

Under the AgroEcoHealth Platform we have facilities for screening insecticide resistance profiles developed by insects following their exposure to agro-chemicals. We…

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PRECISION-IPM for cowpea through ICT innovations
May 22, 2018

With funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, researchers from Michigan State University and IITA-Benin, in collaboration with the Institut…

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Parasitoids and their fruit fly hosts
May 22, 2018

Due to the relatively recent invasion of exotic Tephritidae pest species the interests in Tephritidae fruit fly management increased and so…

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Understanding trophic and guild interactions in biocontrol
May 22, 2018

The legume pod borer Maruca vitrata The legume pod borer, Maruca vitrata (Lep., Crambidae) remains the single most important insect pest…

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IITA’S previous successes in large biocontrol and IPM projects
May 22, 2018

For the first years, IITA’s involvement in plant protection concerned only the development of resistant varieties. Then, since 1979, with the…

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Microbiology and biopesticide production unit
May 21, 2018

The biopesticide production unit is a pilot unit for research in which IITA-Benin produces entomopathogenic fungi to control crop pests. Biopesticides…

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