1980 Fall Armyworm Symposium: Reducing the Lag Between Research Synthesis and Practical Implementation of Pest Management Strategies for the Fall Armyworm: Introduction to the Fall Armyworm Conference 1980

J. N. All


In this fourth conference in a continuing series on the fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (J. E. Smith), 20 scientists conducting specialized research in quantitative biology, behavioral biology, agroecosystem modification for pest suppression, host plant resistance, biology control, chemical control, and technology of insecticide delivery will update current knowledge. Pest management specialists will discuss current integrated programs for fall armyworm suppression. This interaction between research personnel and pest management specialists will provide the foundation for discussions on research needs and incorporation of new knowledge into working pest management systems. The purpose of the conference is to decrease the lag between research discovery and practical implementation of new methodology into an integrated pest management system for the fall armyworm.

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