Late last year, Russell IPM conducted research to establish the best pheromone lure formulation to attract fall armyworm
The truly frightening risk of the fall armyworm
to food security in Africa must be recognised and tack- led with a holistic integrated pest management pro- gramme," 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.
In the wake of the outbreak of the pest, FAO in close partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security are continuing with assessment of fall armyworm
infestation across the country.
The drought that has afflicted many African regions has simply exacerbated the problem as it creates the prolonged hot, dry conditions in which the fall armyworm
Correlation between larval population of armyworm
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.
larvae are nocturnal pests (SPECHT & CORSEUIL, 2002) that during the day remain probably beneath mulch or soil clods of soil, sheltered from the sunlight.
damage small grains like wheat from late April to mid-May.
Abstract: The fall armyworm
, Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) is a polyphagous pest species of cultivated plants.
The fall armyworm
, Spodoptera frugiperda (JE Smith), is a major pest of maize (Zea mays L.
So the scientists put curcurbit beetles, true armyworm
moths, and potato aphids into a lab, controlling conditions such as light, temperature, and humidity.
Although the fall armyworm
prefers to feed on plants of the grass family (maize, millet, wheat, sorghum, rice and sugar cane), it will attack other such economically important crops as peanuts, potato, soybean and cotton (ALI et al.
e whitefly, jassids, thrips and armyworm
are of the major importance.