1. Fall Army Worm (FAW), is a new emerging invasive pest that is wreaking havoc in Kenya and many other parts of the world, causing huge losses to farmers and impacting on food security. FAW orSpodoptera frugiperda, is a caterpillar native to tropical and sub-tropical regions of the Americas. FAW...
  2. Highlights • Fall armyworm has invaded Africa, causing substantial damage to maize and other crops. • There is no control method for this pest in Africa, and pesticides are only minimally used in the continent. • Climate-adapted push-pull technology overcomes stemborers, some of which belong to...
  3. The fall armyworm is a heavy feeder that quickly destroys the maize crop. It can destroy an entire crop if it is not controlled on time. It can spread fast, and can fly over 30 kilometres in one night assisted by the wind. The fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) derives the name from its’...
  4. 20/01/2018 This FAW IPM Guide is designed for use by professionals in plant protection organizations, extension agencies, research institutions, and Governments, whose primary focus is smallholder farmers and the seed systems that support them. The FAW IPM Guide is meant to provide an important foundation...
  5. 20/04/2018 The introduction of Fall Armyworm (FAW) (Spodoptera frugiperda) to Africa in 2016 has raised concerns of possible widespread damage of maize and other crops. Stalk borers are a common pest of maize throughout Africa, causing modest damage virtually every year. Armyworms, on the other hand, can...
  6. 27/04/2018 La chenille légionnaire d'automne (Spodoptera frugiperda) est un ravageur commun dans l'hémisphère occidental qui affecte de nombreuses cultures commerciales, surtout le maïs. Ce lépidoptère vorace (groupe d'insectes comprenant les papillons et les papillons de nuit) a été détecté pour la...
  7. Fall armyworm (FAW) poses a serious threat to food security in sub-Saharan Africa. Originally from the Americas, FAW outbreaks first occurred in West Africa in early 2016 and are now on the precipice of devastating food supplies across the continent, exacerbating global poverty and hunger. FAW...
  8. Fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda), FAW, is an insect native to tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas. Its larval stage (photo) feeds on more than 80 plant species, including maize, rice, sorghum, millet, sugarcane, vegetable crops and cotton. FAW can cause significant yield losses...
  9. 13/11/2018 The Fall Armyworm pest on the Africa continent has dire consequences for food security, especially in countries with heavy reliance on single staple crops susceptible to its effects. In Malawi, where 60% of calories come from maize, Fall Armyworm is devastating. While externally-driven and...