armyworm


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armyworm

the larvae of the owlet moth (Laphygma exempta) which migrates in large groups ravaging crops.
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It took the intervention of the government, especially of Trans Nzoia, to control the spread of armyworms through the acquisition of the right pesticides to help combat the destructive animals.
Following the armyworm outbreak in 2017 which affected a lot of maize farms across the country, stakeholders resorted to massive maize importation.
Fresh research findings published by TPRI — Arusha — Tanzania have conclusively shown that a bio-rational program developed by Russell IPM has outperformed traditional pesticides in the combat of Fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda).
The fall armyworm is a relatively re- cent intruder in Africa, but is has been widely prevalent in the Americas, par- ticularly South and Central America where it is known to attack more than 80 different plant species, including maize -- a major food staple for more than 200m Af- ricans.
Fall armyworm is reportedly a new pest in Africa, preferring maize plants, but feeds on sorghum, millet and vegetables, among others.
The truly frightening risk of the fall armyworm to food security in Africa must be recognised and tackled with a holistic integrated pest management programme," says Dr BM Prasanna, director of the Global Maize Programme at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre and the CGIAR Research Programme on Maize.
So, keeping in mind these climatic changes and their effects on insect pest population, current study "influence of weather factors on population dynamics of armyworm (S.
In addition, GRANDEVO and VENERATE are registered in Mexico for use on Solanaceous crops, including tomato, pepper, chili, eggplant and potato for thrips, beet armyworm and both nymphs and adults of potato psylla; Berry crops, including strawberry, raspberry and blackberry for red mites and two-spotted spider mites, as well as Cole crops, including broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and brussels sprouts for diamond-back moth.
Detailing the incidence of pests in different cotton growing districts, officials said that varying number of hot spots of white fly, Jassid, Mealy Bug, Thrips, armyworm, and Cotton Leaf Curl Virus were reported from different districts of the cotton belt.
In Khanewal, one hot spot of white fly, three hot spots of Aphid, Thrips (2) and armyworm (2) were witnessed.
Wheat armyworm occurs annually in this field, thus, allowing this study to be completed.
Fall armyworm (FAW, Spodoptera frugiperda) feeding results in Mir 1-CP accumulation in leaves.