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Fall armyworm: How a climate model can help

The fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda), which originates from South America, is an invasive alien insect known for causing devastation in many a cropland. This tropical...

Fall armyworm confirmed in South Africa

CropLife SA has learned about the outbreak of the dreaded fall armyworm (FAW) in maize in the area between Badplaas and Carolina...

CropLife SA warns of possible Lepidoptera pest outbreak

Current weather patterns in Southern Africa may be conducive to the outbreak of certain insect pests such as Lepidoptera. Moist air from...

Scientists confirm candidate parasitoid for the control of fall armyworm

A group of scientists have confirmed the first report of an egg parasitoid, Telenomus remus, in Africa which could prove an important biological weapon in the...

Integrated pest management of the fall armyworm

Farmer education and community action are critical elements in the strategy to sustainably manage fall armyworm (FAW) populations. This is especially true for smallholder...

Global actions needed to combat fall armyworm

Fighting fall armyworm (FAW) requires global efforts as the pest could spread to more countries, warn scientists. During the past two years, fall armyworm...

FAO calls for $23 million to scale up fall armyworm campaign

The fall armyworm (FAW) keeps spreading to larger areas in countries in sub-Saharan Africa and becomes more destructive as it feeds on more crops...