New Pest Identified In West And Central Africa!

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A new pest—southern armyworm, Spodoptera eridania (Stoll)—has been discovered in West and Central Africa! This introduced second armyworm species from the Americas was first found in cassava fields in south-eastern Nigeria in December 2016, reported Dr Georg Goergen, Entomologist/Biocontrol Specialist and Head of IITA’s Biodiversity Center in Bénin. Its presence was confirmed by DNA barcode […]

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Source: Agric Business

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