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.
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.
The company said GRANDEVO and VENERATE are advanced broad-spectrum bioinsecticides that offer protection against chewing and sucking insects and mites including thrips, whiteflies, Asian citrus psyllid, armyworms and other pest caterpillars, Lygus bug, mealybugs, and soil-inhabiting pests.
Varying number of hot spots of white fly and armyworm were also reported from different districts.
In Lodhran, officials witnessed three hot spots of white fly, Aphid (2), Thrips (2), and armyworm (4) while two hot spots of Aphid were reported from Bahawalpur.
Wheat armyworm larvae are nocturnal pests (SPECHT & CORSEUIL, 2002) that during the day remain probably beneath mulch or soil clods of soil, sheltered from the sunlight.
Fall armyworm (FAW, Spodoptera frugiperda) feeding results in Mir 1-CP accumulation in leaves.
Armyworm damage small grains like wheat from late April to mid-May.