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A crisis is a terrible thing to waste

Reblogged from AGRF

Last year, the Fall armyworm destroyed swathes of agricultural production across Africa, devastating maize crops in more than 40 countries and placing at risk the food security and livelihoods of some 300 million people. 574 more words

Invasive Species

Where next for fall armyworm?

Since its confirmed arrival in Nigeria in 2016, the fall armyworm has conquered almost 25.5 million square kilometres of Sub-Saharan Africa, reaching as far east as Ethiopia, and as far south as South Africa. 916 more words

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How to reduce the Fall Armyworm damage on the farm with the Push-Pull system

1. Before planting maize or crops plant Napier Grass (Elephant grass or Uganda grass) around the farm field or crops. Plant it at least a month before you start to plant your maize or other crops. 179 more words

Agriculture

Fall armyworm's spread to India making headlines around the world

Earlier this month, CABI warned of the impending rapid spread of fall armyworm across Asia, following its arrival in India. Since then, news of the crop-destroying pest’s invasion has been hitting headlines across the globe. 101 more words

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​Alarm as deadly maize pest seen in Karnataka

The discovery of agricultural pest Fall Armyworm in Karnataka has raised alarm in the country over possible threat to crops.

Key Highlights:

  • The invasive agricultural pest Fall Armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) was discovered in Karnataka.
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India

CABI warns of rapid spread of crop-devastating fall armyworm across Asia

CABI scientists have today warned of the impending rapid spread of the crop-devastating pest, fall armyworm, across Asia following its arrival in India, with major crop losses expected unless urgent action is taken. 624 more words

Agriculture

CABI warns of rapid spread of crop-devastating fall armyworm across Asia

CABI scientists have today warned of the impending rapid spread of the crop-devastating pest, fall armyworm, across Asia following its arrival in India, with major crop losses expected unless urgent action is taken. 625 more words

Invasive Species