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Words of Wisdom from Remus, on Food Scarcity and the Weather

Garden, gather, and preserve for vitamins and minerals, and lay in a foundation of hard red (or white) wheat for calories.   H/T Bison Prepper

Stay alert, watch for a serious general food scarcity.

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Scientists confirm first report of egg parasitoid in Africa to fight devastating fall armyworm

A group of scientists have confirmed the first report of an egg parasitoid Telenomus remus in Africa which could prove an important biological weapon in the fight against the devastating  632 more words

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Asia on alert as highly destructive fall armyworm spreads

By Trudy Harris. Originally published on SciDev.Net.

Farmers and authorities throughout Asia need to be vigilant against fall armyworm invasions, after confirmation that the fast-moving pest has spread from India to China and now to South-East Asia, agricultural experts say. 752 more words

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Fall Armyworm attack: 'Eastern India more vulnerable to infestation'

Originally published on DownToEarth

Warmer temperatures increase the metabolism and reproductive rates of the pest

Fall Armyworm was first reported in July 2018 in Karnataka. Ever since, it has spread to its neighbouring states. 242 more words

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CABI announces major commitments in fight against invasive species

Coinciding with its regional consultation with member states in Africa, CABI hosted a policy summit on invasive species in Gaborone, Botswana on 28 February. About 70 delegates representing policymakers, research, the private sector and civil society from across Africa gathered to learn about and discuss the impact of invasives as well as the technical and policy solutions required to defeat them. 603 more words

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Fall armyworm radio campaign for next growing season launches in Zambia

CABI in partnership with Ministry of Agriculture in Zambia through the National Agricultural Information Services (NAIS) has launched a national radio campaign focusing on the identification, prevention and management of fall armyworm. 636 more words

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Invasives Most Read 2018

2018 has been a bumper year for the CABI Invasives blog, with 4 times more posts than 2017 and over twice the number of views (over 20,000!). 970 more words

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