…[T]here is very little hope of eradication, only control. In Africa, farmers used chemical pesticides to try and combat the fall armyworm, but the pesticides were not generally very effective and have negative repercussions when it comes to environmental and human health ….
Biological control, such as the rearing and release of natural enemies, is also being explored in Africa and will likely be in Asia as well …. finding local predators of the fall armyworm in Asia will be an important step.[G]enetically modified corn is a common tool in the fight to control the pest [in America]. And Asia, unlike Africa, widely uses genetically modified crops …. Asia’s broader acceptance of these crops could allow for the adoption of transgenic resistant maize varieties in hopes of controlling fall armyworm.
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