Module 3: Monitoring and scouting for Fall Armyworm (FAW)

Overview

Smallholder farmers may only check their maize plantings once or twice during the crop cycle. Why are we training then to scout? Field training in scouting and action thresholds conveys key messages about how and when to assess risk of crop loss and when to take effective action. Even if they do not formally scout after their training, Farmers learn a great deal about integrated, low toxicity, cost effective Fall Armyworm management. They learn that just because they have Fall Armyworm, does not necessarily mean they need to spray. Seed company staff will scout their maize. Scouting, action thresholds, and moth counts help seed companies reduce the use of toxic insecticides and control the cost of Fall Armyworm management.

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Recorded FAW Presentation for Trainers
Trainer’s Guides and Presentations
M3 Presentation – Monitoring and Scouting for FAW

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Supplementary Training Material
M3 Presentation Part 1 – Monitoring and Scouting for FAW – Seedling Scout

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M3 Presentation Part 2 – Monitoring and Scouting for FAW – Cob Scout

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M3 Trainer’s Guide Part 1 – Monitoring and Scouting for FAW – Seedling Scout

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