The purpose of this project was to develop and evaluate the use of a natural biological agent, an insect virus, Spodoptera exempta nucleopolyhedrovirus (SpexNPV), as a safe alternative to chemical insecticides for control of the African armyworm (S. exempta) in Tanzania. Dr Cherry of NRI led the project from its commencement in October 1996 until the summer of 1997 when the present author took over as project leader.
Grzywacz, D. Entomopathogenic Baculoviruses for control of the African Armyworm, Spodoptera exempta, in Tanzania. Final Technical Report. Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich, Chatham, Kent, UK (2000) 45 pp.