Training and preparing FARMERS for a better tomorrow

We develop distance learning modules focused on GAP/IPM with a focus on fall armyworm mitigation.

The fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) is a lepidopteran pest that feeds in large numbers on leaves and stems of more than 80 plant species, causing major damage to maize, rice, sorghum, sugarcane but also other vegetable crops and cotton.

Fall armyworm is native to tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas. In 2016 it was reported for the first time in Africa, where it is causing significant damage to maize crops and has great potential for further spread and economic damage.

There are 7 training modules. The materials for each module are free to use and download upon registration

Training Modules:

Module 1: Responsible use of agrochemicals when combatting fall armyworm

Module 2: Fall armyworm biology and identification

Module 3: Monitoring and scouting for fall armyworm

Module 4: Economic and action thresholds for fall armyworm control

Module 5: Non-chemical control of fall armyworm

Module 6: Applying pesticides correctly and effectively for fall armyworm control

Module 7: Pesticides for fall armyworm control