The spread of the fall armyworm Spodoptera frugiperda in Africa—What should be done next?
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The following text summarizes the different perspectives of presenters participating in the section Plant Protection in the Tropics and Subtropics, 61st German Congress of Plant Protection, held on September 11, 2018, University of Hohenheim, Germany. The aim of the symposium was to develop a critical perspective on the status of the fight against the spreading of the fall armyworm (FAW) Spodoptera frugiperda in Africa. The results of the presentations and discussions are reported here.
KeywordsFall armyworm Africa Invasion Symposium report
This symposium was partially funded by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the Deutsche Phytomedizinische Gesellschaft e.V.
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