Invasiveness, biology, ecology, and management of the fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda

Kenis, M and Benelli, G and Biondi, A and Calatayud, P A and Day, R and Desneux, N and Harrison, R D and Kriticos, D and Rwomushana, I and Berg, J V D and Verheggen, F and Zhang, Y and Agboyi, L K and Ahissou, R B and Ba, M N and Bernal, J and Bueno, A F and Carrière, Y and Carvalho, G A and Chen, X X and Cicero, L and du Plessis, H and Early, R and Fallet, P and Fiaboe, K K M and Firake, D M and Goergen, G and Groot, A T and Guedes, R N C and Gupta, A and Hu, G and Huang, F N and Jaber, L R and Malo, E A and McCarthy, C B and Meagher, R L Jr and Mohamed, S and Sanchez, D M and Nagoshi, R N and Nègre, N and Niassy, S and Ota, N and Nyamukondiwa, C and Omoto, C and Palli, S R and Pavela, R and Ramirez-Romero, R and Rojas, J C and Subramanian, S and Tabashnik, B E and Tay, W T and Virla, E G and Wang, S and Williams, T and Zang, L and Zhang, L and Wu, K (2022) Invasiveness, biology, ecology, and management of the fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda. Entomologia Generalis. pp. 1-55. ISSN 2363-7102

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The fall armyworm (FAW), Spodoptera frugiperda (JE Smith, 1797), is a serious pest of several crops, particularly maize and other cereals. It has long been known as a pest in the Americas and has invaded most of Africa and parts of the Middle East, Asia, and Australia in the last six years. Its new status as an invasive species causing serious damage in many regions worldwide has highlighted the need for better understanding and has generated much research. In this article, we provide a comprehensive review of FAW covering its (i) taxonomy, biology, ecology, genomics, and microbiome, (ii) worldwide status and geographic spread, (iii) potential for geographic expansion and quarantine measures in place, and (iv) management including monitoring, sampling, forecasting, biological control, biopesticides, agroecological strategies, chemical control, insecticide resistance, effects of insecticides on natural enemies, as well as conventional and transgenic resistant cultivars. We conclude with recommendations for research to enhance the sustainable management of FAW in invaded regions

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Research Program : West & Central Africa
Uncontrolled Keywords: biological control, biopesticides, genomics, globalization, integrated pest management, invasive species, Noctuidae
Subjects: Others > Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
Others > Pest Management
Others > Genetics and Genomics
Depositing User: Mr Nagaraju T
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2023 05:49
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2023 05:57
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Acknowledgement: MK, RD, IR, and LA have been funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), UK, the Directorate-General for International Cooperation (DGIS), Netherlands, the European Commission Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO) and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) through the Plantwise+ programme. RP would like to thank the Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic for its financial support concerning botanical pesticide and basic substances research (Project MZE-RO0418). RDH has been funded by NORAD
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