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Holly Davis said: “There are still concerns about various crops,” “It’s still early, so we don’t have a complete picture of what we’re dealing with” External link

farmindustrynews Wednesday, August 5, 2020 11:35:00 PM CEST

John Moore said: “This is the first one I’m looking at and saying, ‘Yeah, I’d take that,’” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, August 5, 2020 1:52:00 AM CEST

Matt Frieman said: “There’s no way to know yet what level leads to protection,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, August 5, 2020 1:52:00 AM CEST

John Moore said: “If these first-generation vaccines are safe but they’re just not potent enough, then you would certainly want to look at combining them,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, August 5, 2020 1:52:00 AM CEST

Matt Frieman said: “There’s no way to know yet what level leads to protection,” External link

nytimes Tuesday, August 4, 2020 10:19:00 PM CEST

Giovanni Bosco says: “The agronomists are with us. It is thanks to this that we already see the difference between cultivating with and without fertilizer,” External link

ifaj Tuesday, August 4, 2020 6:00:00 PM CEST

Emmanuel Pinol said: “We also have to link up the corn farmers’ cooperatives or associations to government lending institutions, like the Development Bank of the Philippines because it is the partner bank of the Mindanao Development Authority,” External link

mb-com-ph Sunday, August 2, 2020 2:30:00 AM CEST

Vincent Ssempijja stated: “For areas which were affected by the Fall Army Worm, farmers should practice crop rotation for maize with other crops to break the pest/disease cycles. Repeated planting of similar crops in the same fields leads to pest and disease population build up and outbreaks due to the constant availability of foods for the pests and diseases. Rotation of the crops is a good cultural practice that should be carried out by all farmers,” External link

busiweek Friday, July 31, 2020 2:11:00 AM CEST

Amra Ram said: “The Centre should not do politics over it and take it as a priority as this is a threat coming from outside India while states have limited resources to manage such pests. The state government should also concentrate more on locust control,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, July 30, 2020 10:53:00 PM CEST

Bhagirath Choudhary said: “Since small farm holders in Rajasthan and the border districts are more vulnerable to locust threat, the government should declare the locust attack as a natural disaster so that farmers get some compensation under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY),” External link

financialexpress Thursday, July 30, 2020 10:53:00 PM CEST

Simon Winter says: “There’s a risk that these traits get stolen and copied and sold under different labels by people who haven’t invested in their development. That whole IP issue is a critical issue,” External link

africanbusinessmagazine Thursday, July 30, 2020 4:23:00 AM CEST

Simon Winter says: “There are plenty of conventional hybrids that you can see very significant yield capabilities with, with the right combination of good agronomic practices, appropriate fertilisers, and crop protections. You don’t have to worry about GM,” External link

africanbusinessmagazine Thursday, July 30, 2020 4:23:00 AM CEST

Charles King said: "Local farmers here didn't use much pesticide before and wouldn't buy chemicals until they saw the worms, meaning they might have missed the best time to kill them," External link

allafrica Tuesday, July 28, 2020 3:24:00 AM CEST

Barry Wray said: "People here in Florida do not consent to the genetically engineered mosquitoes or to being human experiments," External link

news-yahoo Sunday, July 26, 2020 10:21:00 PM CEST

Henry Greely said: "I'm not sure I care if mosquitoes suffer, if they can suffer," "But mammals or birds, I do care" External link

news-yahoo Sunday, July 26, 2020 10:21:00 PM CEST

Joanne Chory said: "I feel like I have the weight of the world on my shoulders," External link

news-yahoo Sunday, July 26, 2020 10:21:00 PM CEST

Hamadi Boga said: “Aflasafe is a form of biotechnology (not genetically-modified) where you use other fungi that belong to the same species as the one that causes aflatoxin. When this is applied in soils in large quantities, it pushes the other one out so that it infects the maize but it is safe,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, July 26, 2020 11:12:00 AM CEST

Gerardine Mukeshimana observed: "Rwanda knows how to build and adapt. We will be driving an agenda of food systems that works for inter African trade, our cities and our rural communities at AGRF. Building the right food systems for Africa will improve the lives of millions," External link

allafrica Saturday, July 25, 2020 3:24:00 AM CEST

Agnes Kalibata said: "We need food systems that are equitable, sustainable, resilient, and capable of meeting the global challenges of malnutrition, poverty and climate change as well as be responsive to emerging and unforeseen challenges - such as those posed by the Covid-19 pandemic," External link

allafrica Saturday, July 25, 2020 3:24:00 AM CEST

Gerardine Mukeshimana observed: "Rwanda looks forward to hosting this virtual gathering, just as much as we will welcome delegates to Kigali, the AGRF home, in future years”. “Rwanda knows how to build and adapt. We will be driving an agenda of food systems that works for inter African trade, our cities and our rural communities at AGRF. Building the right food systems for Africa will improve the lives of millions," External link

ippmedia-en Thursday, July 23, 2020 4:41:00 PM CEST

Agnes Kalibata said: “We need food systems that are equitable, sustainable, resilient, and capable of meeting the global challenges of malnutrition, poverty and climate change as well as be responsive to emerging and unforeseen challenges – such as those posed by the Covid-19 pandemic,” External link

ippmedia-en Thursday, July 23, 2020 4:41:00 PM CEST

Lise Grande said: “The IPC is telling us that Yemen is again on the brink of a major food security crisis,” External link

guardian Wednesday, July 22, 2020 6:17:00 PM CEST

Lise Grande said: "The IPC is telling us that Yemen is again on the brink of a major food security crisis. Eighteen months ago, when we faced a similar situation, we were generously funded. We used the resources we were entrusted with wisely and massively scaled-up assistance in the districts where people were the hungriest and most at risk. The result was tremendous. We prevented famine. Unless we receive the funding we need now, we won't be able to do the same this time," External link

agris-fao Wednesday, July 22, 2020 11:23:00 AM CEST

Sherin Varkey said: "A dangerous combination of conflict, economic hardship, food scarcity and a crumbling health system has pushed millions of children in Yemen to the brink, and the COVID-19 crisis could make things even worse," External link

agris-fao Wednesday, July 22, 2020 11:23:00 AM CEST

Agnes Kalibata said: “We need food systems that are equitable, sustainable, resilient, and capable of meeting the global challenges of malnutrition, poverty and climate change as well as be responsive to emerging and unforeseen challenges – such as those posed by the COVID-19 pandemic,” External link

rnanews Tuesday, July 21, 2020 5:23:00 PM CEST

Joe Louis said: "In addition to the plant defenses, we will also monitor how insects utilize counter-defenses to overcome the innate plant defenses," "Thus, this project will also extend the known repertoire of herbivore elicitors in overcoming plant defenses" External link

farmindustrynews Tuesday, July 21, 2020 10:20:00 AM CEST

Joe Louis said: "I'm very grateful to USDA-AFRI for supporting this multidisciplinary work," "This work is quite timely given the serious outbreaks of fall armyworm in various parts of the world" External link

farmindustrynews Tuesday, July 21, 2020 10:20:00 AM CEST

David Littleproud said: “Biosecurity threats such as fall armyworm are very real, they threaten our industries and our way of life,” External link

beefcentral Monday, July 20, 2020 7:53:00 AM CEST

David Littleproud said: “The re-signing of the PBRI Agreement will strengthen collaboration and coordination across the Australian Plant industry sector on biosecurity research,” External link

seedquest Thursday, July 16, 2020 9:13:00 PM CEST

Charles King said: “Farmers should not have planted maize again having struggled with the pests for the better of the year. The new maize crop became the host of the pests until this planting season,” External link

agroinsurance-en Thursday, July 16, 2020 5:09:00 AM CEST

Joe Louis said: “In addition to the plant defenses, we will also monitor how insects utilize counter-defenses to overcome the innate plant defenses,” “Thus, this project will also extend the known repertoire of herbivore elicitors in overcoming plant defenses” External link

seedquest Thursday, July 16, 2020 12:09:00 AM CEST

Joe Louis said: “I’m very grateful to USDA/AFRI for supporting this multidisciplinary work,” “This work is quite timely given the serious outbreaks of fall armyworm in various parts of the world” External link

seedquest Thursday, July 16, 2020 12:09:00 AM CEST

William Dar added: “Now, more than ever, we will proactively act on all threats to our food security, be they natural or man-made. The DA is prepared to assist our farmers and fishers in all aspects to protect their crops, sustain their yield and increase their incomes,” External link

manilatimes Sunday, July 12, 2020 7:31:00 PM CEST

William Dar said: “Now, more than ever, we will proactively act on all threats to our food security, be they natural or man-made. The DA is prepared to assist our farmers and fishers in all aspects to protect their crops, sustain their yield and increase their incomes,” External link

mb-com-ph Sunday, July 12, 2020 4:12:00 PM CEST

William Dar said: “We will see to it that against FAW, we will be successfully because this will affect our corn areas,” External link

mb-com-ph Saturday, July 11, 2020 7:57:00 AM CEST

John Nielsen-Gammon said: “We’ve been on the dry side for the whole calendar year,” External link

farmindustrynews Wednesday, July 8, 2020 8:34:00 PM CEST

John Nielsen-Gammon said: “The seasonal forecast is not promising and favors above-normal temperatures and drier-than-normal conditions,” External link

farmindustrynews Wednesday, July 8, 2020 8:34:00 PM CEST

Ram Krishna Subedi said: “Relying on the wind direction and information from Indian officials, we can predict that more swarms are likely to enter Nepal,” External link

kathmandupost Thursday, July 2, 2020 4:21:00 AM CEST

Ram Krishna Subedi said: “Damages have also been reported in Chitwan, but the biggest threat is for Dang, Pyuthan and Arghakhanchi districts where large swarms have migrated from Bhairahawa and Kapilvastu,” “Maize crops are mostly under attack as most of these places have maize in their fields” External link

kathmandupost Thursday, July 2, 2020 4:21:00 AM CEST

Ram Krishna Subedi said: “We have not yet moved to spraying pesticide because our farms and settlements are mostly attached and pesticides can leave harmful effects on locals,” “If the situation worsens, we will use all possible means to control these insects” External link

kathmandupost Thursday, July 2, 2020 4:21:00 AM CEST

Patrick Lynch explained: “Now we’re into the peak flights that came in, and it’ll dwindle out and we will continue to have some more hot spots probably in spring grain, maybe even into corn,” “Armyworm moths will be laying eggs and there will be feeding damage probably over a three- to four- week period. I believe that if you go into any wheat field that’s 40 to 50 acres, you can find armyworm,” External link

farms Tuesday, June 30, 2020 5:29:00 AM CEST

Patrick Lynch said: “Right now, we are recommending to growers to be very vigilant about leafhoppers,” External link

farms Tuesday, June 30, 2020 5:29:00 AM CEST

Patrick Lynch explained: “This year (leafhoppers) are at serious numbers earlier,” “They will continue to be a pest probably until the first of August. The fields that are going to be most at risk are going to be new seeding alfalfa, established alfalfa under dry conditions, and all edible beans. I would expect most edible bean crops are going to need to control potato leafhopper” External link

farms Tuesday, June 30, 2020 5:29:00 AM CEST

Patrick Lynch said: “In general, hot dry weather favours insects and cool wet weather favours diseases,” External link

farms Tuesday, June 30, 2020 5:29:00 AM CEST

Patrick Lynch explained: “They’ll start around the edge of the soybean field,” “If you can spot them and are vigilant you can spray the edge of the field and then just count on the fact that they will not be bad enough in the rest of the field” External link

farms Tuesday, June 30, 2020 5:29:00 AM CEST

Patrick Lynch said: “We don’t have a good handle on scouting techniques,” “I believe that the western bean cutworm has changed rather dramatically” External link

farms Tuesday, June 30, 2020 5:29:00 AM CEST

Patrick Lynch added: “That’s all been thrown out the window we don’t know what’s going on,” External link

farms Tuesday, June 30, 2020 5:29:00 AM CEST

Patrick Lynch said: “You’ve got to keep checking the fields or hiring a scout to do it, because we’ve seen a lot of different things already this year. Nothing to suggest that we won’t be seeing a lot more before the year is over,” External link

farms Tuesday, June 30, 2020 5:29:00 AM CEST

Mustapha Baba Shehuri noted: “a number of countries have banned or drastically reduced food exports to avoid scarcity of food. With dwindling oil revenues and limited opportunity to import food from other countries, one would only wonder what Nigeria would have been experiencing today, in terms of food supply, if this Administration had not taken the right policy steps and remained focused and steadfast in investing in agriculture” External link

tribuneonlineng Wednesday, June 24, 2020 6:35:00 PM CEST

William D Dar said: “Using the QRF, we were able to respond immediately to help affected farmers and fisherfolk recover and bounce back from adversities caused by natural calamities,” External link

bworldcom Friday, June 19, 2020 2:11:00 PM CEST

William D Dar said: “Learning from our experience under the COVID-19 regime, we must always remain vigilant on the challenges that threaten our food security, be it natural or man-made. Hence, we will vigorously work on further boosting domestic food production and the entire value chain, in general,” External link

bworldcom Friday, June 19, 2020 2:11:00 PM CEST

Brett Morris explains: “Regulation could be a potential challenge. That’s something we are trying to plan for as much as we can. GreenLight is working on a solution for the Colorado Potato Beetle that will probably enter the regulation process and it could be the first product out there for the Colorado Potato Beetle,” “It would give some confidence that this can be done” External link

agfundernews Thursday, June 18, 2020 1:43:00 PM CEST

Joseph Mwanamvekha said: “Out of this amount, K48.8 billion is earmarked for Other Recurrent Transactions which include Maize Purchases, Farm Input Subsidy Program and Fall Army Worm mitigation, among others. About K45.1 billion is earmarked for development projects,” External link

malawivoice Saturday, June 13, 2020 2:23:00 AM CEST

Keith Cressman added: “The winds are protecting Bangladesh and the locusts have retreated,” “The winds are from the east to the west, so it is impossible for the locusts to move against them to reach Bangladesh. So this is very good news for Bangladesh. Your risk of receiving desert locust is extremely low and as we continue throughout this month, the risk gets even lower because of the monsoon. During the monsoon, it gets very humid and they get infected by pathogens and die naturally because they are completely outside of their desert habitat – they don’t do well in that situation” External link

bssnews Friday, June 12, 2020 11:40:00 AM CEST

Keith Cressman added: “The winds are protecting Bangladesh and the locusts have retreated,” “The winds are from the east to the west, so it is impossible for the locusts to move against them to reach Bangladesh. So this is very good news for Bangladesh. Your risk of receiving desert locust is extremely low and as we continue throughout this month, the risk gets even lower because of the monsoon. During the monsoon, it gets very humid and they get infected by pathogens and die naturally because they are completely outside of their desert habitat they don’t do well in that situation” External link

dhakatribune Thursday, June 11, 2020 4:15:00 PM CEST

Ahmed Salam says: “With the support of the TAAT wheat project, I received improved wheat seed as well as training on row planting and other production techniques at farmer field school,” External link

ippmedia-en Wednesday, June 10, 2020 8:05:00 AM CEST

Ahmed Salam said: “My increase in income from TAAT-supplied wheat allowed me to send my two children to Khartoum to study at a private university,” External link

ippmedia-en Wednesday, June 10, 2020 8:05:00 AM CEST

Hamadi Boga told: “But we recommend the use of all safe technologies. So far, I have not come across any GMO that is not safe. It is my firm belief that GMO would promote agroecology more as [pest-resistant] Bt strains are part of our agroecology,” External link

geneticliteracyproject Tuesday, June 9, 2020 1:48:00 PM CEST

Peter Munya explained: “It takes an evidence-based approach for implementation and delivery,” External link

geneticliteracyproject Tuesday, June 9, 2020 1:48:00 PM CEST

Ahmed Salam says: “With the support of the TAAT wheat project, I received improved wheat seed as well as training on row planting and other production techniques at farmer field school,” External link

africanbusinessmagazine Tuesday, June 9, 2020 2:26:00 AM CEST

Ahmed Salam said: “My increase in income from TAAT-supplied wheat allowed me to send my two children to Khartoum to study at a private university,” External link

africanbusinessmagazine Tuesday, June 9, 2020 2:26:00 AM CEST

Elizabeth Maruma Mrema said: "This pandemic has forced us to confront an undeniable reality: the overwhelming impact of our heavy imprint on the natural world has fundamentally altered the conditions in which diseases emerge, co-evolve and spread. It has increased the risk of spillover, from wildlife to livestock, and from animals to people," External link

fao-en Saturday, June 6, 2020 4:45:00 AM CEST

Monique Eloit dijo: "Sabemos que la degradación de los ecosistemas naturales provocada por el hombre y el incremento de la interacción entre los seres humanos y otros animales aumenta potencialmente las posibilidades de que surjan y se propaguen zoonosis" External link

fao-es Friday, June 5, 2020 10:37:00 PM CEST

Elizabeth Maruma Mrema said: "This pandemic has forced us to confront an undeniable reality: the overwhelming impact of our heavy imprint on the natural world has fundamentally altered the conditions in which diseases emerge, co-evolve and spread. It has increased the risk of spillover, from wildlife to livestock, and from animals to people," External link

agris-fao Friday, June 5, 2020 7:56:00 PM CEST

Priscilla Mateyu said: “As government, we promote both indigenous and modern technologies to do away with the armyworms. We urge farmers to liaise with extension workers or agriculture officers for advice on promotion of indigenous ways of controlling and managing the armyworms. This is to avoid killing the crop in the process or rendering it to be hazardous to the environment or humans,” External link

modernghana Thursday, June 4, 2020 11:51:00 PM CEST

Klaus Schade added: "This is another benchmark that we need to focus on to bring this into positive territory," External link

allafrica Thursday, June 4, 2020 5:46:00 AM CEST

Klaus Schade added: “This is another benchmark that we need to focus on to bring this into positive territory,” External link

newera Wednesday, June 3, 2020 9:44:00 AM CEST

Rodrigo Ramírez dijo: “Se trata de crear una red de agricultura abierta sin límites y sin fronteras, que apunte a encontrar las soluciones a los grandes desafíos del sistema agrícola. Hoy en día no hay empresa, productor, institución, organismo o Estado que pueda resolver todos los problemas de manera individual. Por eso que creemos que generar esta red abierta ayuda a la sostenibilidad de todo el sistema de producción de alimentos” External link

on24 Sunday, May 31, 2020 11:52:00 PM CEST

Priscilla Mateyu said: "As government, we promote both indigenous and modern technologies to do away with the armyworms. We urge farmers to liaise with extension workers or agriculture officers for advice on promotion of indigenous ways of controlling and managing the armyworms. This is to avoid killing the crop in the process or rendering it to be hazardous to the environment or humans," External link

allafrica Thursday, May 28, 2020 5:17:00 PM CEST

Ivan Cruz explica: “A Embrapa já vem colaborando com o Mapa há muito tempo, tanto nas descrições de referências como na capacitação técnica, necessárias para produção, registro e uso corretos dos diferentes insumos biológicos” External link

seedquest Thursday, May 28, 2020 3:26:00 AM CEST

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