Journal of Plant Diseases and Protection

, Volume 126, Issue 2, pp 97–101 | Cite as

The spread of the fall armyworm Spodoptera frugiperda in Africa—What should be done next?

  • Falko FeldmannEmail author
  • Ute Rieckmann
  • Stephan Winter
Perspectives Paper


The following text summarizes the different perspectives of presenters participating in the section Plant Protection in the Tropics and Subtropics, 61st German Congress of Plant Protection, held on September 11, 2018, University of Hohenheim, Germany. The aim of the symposium was to develop a critical perspective on the status of the fight against the spreading of the fall armyworm (FAW) Spodoptera frugiperda in Africa. The results of the presentations and discussions are reported here.


Fall armyworm Africa Invasion Symposium report 



This symposium was partially funded by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the Deutsche Phytomedizinische Gesellschaft e.V.

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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Deutsche Phytomedizinische Gesellschaft e.V. (German Society for Plant Protection and Plant Health r. S., DPG)BrunswickGermany
  2. 2.Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbHEschbornGermany
  3. 3.Leibniz-Institut DSMZ - Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen GmbHBrunswickGermany

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