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Study calls for reallocation of subsidies for biocontrols to fight fall armyworm

Phys.Org
https://phys.org/news/2020-06-reallocation-subsidies-biocontrols-fall-armyworm.html

by CABI

A new CABI-led study is calling for governments to reallocate subsidies to encourage the use of lower risk control options—such as biopesticides—in the fight against the devastating maize pest fall armyworm (FAW).

The research, which was spearheaded by Dr. Justice Tambo and published in the journal Science of the Total Environment, also suggests that the enforcement of pesticide regulations is also needed to curb the use of highly toxic and banned products such as monocrotophos, dichlorvos and methamidophos.

Dr. Tambo and his team also argue that mass media campaigns and the training of plant health advisory service providers is essential to inform farmers about the recommended pesticides for FAW control, risks and safety precautions, as well as alternative and more sustainable management options.

Read on: https://phys.org/news/2020-06-reallocation-subsidies-biocontrols-fall-armyworm.html

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