0000003842 00000 n 5.1 Cultural. 5.1 Cultural. We find that FAW exposure affects maize yield and sales negatively, but not consumption. The Rapid Spread of Fall Armyworm The fall armyworm (FAW) (Spodoptera frugiperda), has been a consistently important insect pest for a number of crop species, especially maize… Fall Armyworm egg mass (Desiree van Heerden, Syngenta) Spodoptera frugiperda Fall Armyworm (FAW) on Maize PEST MANAGEMENT DECISION GUIDE: GREEN AND YELLOW LIST Prevention Scouting Direct control Restrictions Plant early, with the first rains, as Fall Armyworm (FAW) populations build up later in the crop season. Review Methodology: We reviewed all the literature relevant to FAW management by smallholder maize producers. 0000003377 00000 n %PDF-1.3 %���� The fall armyworm (FAW) is an invasive and damaging pest native to tropical and sub-tropical America, but it is spreading across Africa. 0000011186 00000 n Based on these, we evaluated the use of Bt maize and its integration with insecticides against FAW in southern Brazil. Updated: 6 April 2020 Since 2016, fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) has been spreading quickly globally and was expected to impact Australia. �2��� �$W����fEe9��T@Oc`0� Blue rice is the latest craze that is Insta worthy too! 0000003001 00000 n 0000004945 00000 n 428 51 Eggs are laid on the foliage of maize plants and larvae feed on the leaves when they hatch. Fall armyworm on maize. 0000027128 00000 n Its larval stage feeds on more than 80 plant species, including maize, rice, sorghum, millet, sugarcane, vegetable crops and cotton. Originating from tropical and sub-tropical areas of the Americas, FAW was reported in Africa… The fall armyworm has the potential to cause famine since the larva not only feeds on staple food crops (maize, wheat, millets and sorghum), but also grass, pasture and any green vegetation In For early and effective management of Fall armyworm, we highly recommend that growers scout fields from germination or within two weeks after germination of Maize for the presence of egg masses, larvae and flying adult stages of Fall armyworm in order to decide on spraying. Fall armyworm Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera; Noctuidae), a quarantine pest, has been identified as a very destructive insect pest of Maize/Corn. Since the report of the invasive pest fall armyworm (FAW; Spodoptera frugiperda J. E. Smith) in maize in May 2018, it has spread rapidly to all maize-growing ecologies of India, except Himachal Pradesh, and Jammu and Kashmir within a span of 16 months, casting a shadow on maize production in the country. Organizations and agencies providing agricultural support need to partner more closely with extension to best leverage existing resources and avoid duplication of effort, which also The fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) attacks around 100 species of plant but favors maize. consequences. This represents a range of 21%-53% of the annual production of maize averaged over a three year period in these countries. Potential impact of fall armyworm on maize crops Corn or maize is a preferred host of fall armyworm with a high risk of significant crop losses. awareness programme on maize fall armyworm Inauguration of Millets processing unit at Yelagiri on 12.06.2019 Distribution of inputs to TANII beneficiaries at Yelagiri on 12.06.2019 0000002907 00000 n Management Options for fall armyworm . For more information or to report a fall armyworm sighting contact Jan Hendrik Venter (DAFF) on 012 319 6384 or janhendrikv@daff.gov.za. The Fall Armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) (FAW), an important crop pest native to the Americas, was first formally reported in Africa in January 2016, and subsequently confirmed in more than 40 countries. The benefits of such a program are significant. Potential impact of fall armyworm on maize crops Corn or maize is a preferred host of fall armyworm with a high risk of significant crop losses. What is FAW – Fall Armyworm: Fall Armyworm is an insect pest that damages agriculture crops severely. State and federal biosecurity organisations have determined it to be unfeasible to eradicate this pest and it is now classified as an endemic pest. In addition to its preferred maize, FAW can feed on more than 80 plant species, including … The fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) is a species in the order Lepidoptera and is the larval life stage of a fall armyworm moth.The term "armyworm" can refer to several species, often describing the large-scale invasive behavior of the species' larval stage. The invasive insect pest, Fall Armyworm, FAW (Spodoptera frugiperda) continues to spread across Africa, affecting millions of smallholder maize producers across the continent. Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International (CABI) scientists have updated the first major study of potential biological controls that could be used in the fight against the devastating fall armyworm (FAW) in Africa. 3 engagement of the farmers. Cultural control is an important component of pest management strategies including FAW. To read the full report on The Integrated Management of the Fall Armyworm on Maize visit www.fao.org. Fall armyworm (FAW), Spodoptera frugiperda, arrived on mainland Australia in February 2020. Background: Maize plants expressing insecticidal proteins of Bacillus thuringiensis are valuable options for managing fall armyworm (FAW), Spodoptera frugiperda, in Brazil. Avoid planting at Background: Maize plants expressing insecticidal proteins of Bacillus thuringiensis are valuable options for managing fall armyworm (FAW), Spodoptera frugiperda, in Brazil. It is regarded as a pest and can damage and destroy a wide variety of crops, which causes large economic damage. The Rapid Spread of Fall Armyworm The fall armyworm (FAW) (Spodoptera frugiperda), has been a consistently important insect pest for a number of crop species, especially maize… 0000036754 00000 n Alerts & Advisory. Plant early, with the first rains, as Fall Armyworm (FAW) populations build up later in the crop season. Fall Armyworm (FAW) (Spodoptera frugiperda) is an insect pest that feeds on more than 80 crop species, causing damage to economically important cultivated cereals such as maize, rice, sorghum, and also to legumes as well as vegetable crops and cotton. A severe outbreak of FAW on corn and millets was documented in 1912 (ref. The Times of India News App for Latest City News, Copyright © 2021 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. All rights reserved. Fall Armyworm Management by Maize Smallholders in Malawi: An Integrated Pest Management Strategic Plan. FAW can cause significant yield losses if not well managed. Fall Armyworm (FAW), which has devastated large maize crops in recent years, can be a real menace and may cause major yield losses if farmers fail to properly scout and control the pest. Fields at highest risk from injury are: Fields planted to non-Bt hybrids without Lepidoptera control; Fields in the southern U.S. and Texas; Late-planted fields; Late-maturing hybrids