Companion Crops alter Olfactory Responses of the Fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) and its Larval Endoparasitoid (Cotesia icipe)

Abstract:

The fall armyworm (FAW), Spodoptera frugiperda, is a devastating invasive pest and a threat to food security in Africa, with yield losses of 20–50%. Recent studies highlighted the importance of cereal crops such as maize and sorghum as the most preferred host plants for FAW oviposition. In the current work, we investigated the olfactory responses of FAW and its key larval endoparasitoid Cotesia icipe to odours from the preferred host (maize) in the presence of six potential companion crops including beans, groundnut, sweet potato, greenleaf- and silverleaf desmodium, and cassava. We hypothesized that odours released by companion crops in maize-based intercropping systems would alter host preferences of FAW for oviposition and its parasitoid responses.
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APA

Peter, E (2024). Companion Crops alter Olfactory Responses of the Fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) and its Larval Endoparasitoid (Cotesia icipe). Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/companion-crops-alter-olfactory-responses-of-the-fall-armyworm-spodoptera-frugiperda-and-its-larval-endoparasitoid-cotesia-icipe

MLA 8th

Peter, Emmanuel "Companion Crops alter Olfactory Responses of the Fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) and its Larval Endoparasitoid (Cotesia icipe)" Afribary. Afribary, 10 Mar. 2024, https://afribary.com/works/companion-crops-alter-olfactory-responses-of-the-fall-armyworm-spodoptera-frugiperda-and-its-larval-endoparasitoid-cotesia-icipe. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

MLA7

Peter, Emmanuel . "Companion Crops alter Olfactory Responses of the Fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) and its Larval Endoparasitoid (Cotesia icipe)". Afribary, Afribary, 10 Mar. 2024. Web. 25 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/companion-crops-alter-olfactory-responses-of-the-fall-armyworm-spodoptera-frugiperda-and-its-larval-endoparasitoid-cotesia-icipe >.

Chicago

Peter, Emmanuel . "Companion Crops alter Olfactory Responses of the Fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) and its Larval Endoparasitoid (Cotesia icipe)" Afribary (2024). Accessed May 25, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/companion-crops-alter-olfactory-responses-of-the-fall-armyworm-spodoptera-frugiperda-and-its-larval-endoparasitoid-cotesia-icipe