Oct 31, 2023
Fall armyworm is a major pest around the world, causing millions of dollars in damages yearly. However, farmers are not alone in the fight against these invasive creatures, with plant breeders coming alongside to help develop more resistant plants. This episode, Drs. Sandra Woolfolk and Leigh Hawkins discuss their work tracking down the traits that can lead to higher resistance against this frightful pest.
Tune in to learn:
· What fall armyworms look like
· What makes fall armyworms such a scary pest
· How DNA, SNPs, and metabolic pathways are like a highway
· Which metabolic pathways were the most promising
If you would like more information about this topic, this episode’s paper is available here: https://doi.org/10.1002/tpg2.20311
This paper is always freely available.
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Corn Host Plant Resistance Research Unit: https://www.ars.usda.gov/southeast-area/mississippi-state-ms/crop-science-research-laboratory/corn-host-plant-resistance-research/
Entomology Department, University of Florida: https://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/field/fall_armyworm.htm
Mississippi State Extension Fall Armyworms page: http://extension.msstate.edu/content/fall-armyworms
Mississippi State Extension Fall Armyworms in Hayfields and Pastures article: http://extension.msstate.edu/node/7154
USDA-ARS Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AgriculturalResearchService
USDA-ARS LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/usda-ars/
FAO Fall Armyworm page: https://www.fao.org/fall-armyworm/en/
USDA Fall Armyworm article: https://www.usda.gov/media/blog/2018/02/26/fall-armyworm-usda-research-lends-hand-international-pest-outbreak
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