#armyworm

Wednesday February 14th, 2018

Mediaverklaring / Media Release

AgriSA: EXPERTS EXPECT FALL ARMYWORM MAY SPREAD THROUGHOUT SOUTH AFRICA  According to a recent media release, experts expect the fall […]
Tuesday May 15th, 2018

Exploring the best tactics to combat Fall armyworm outbreaks in Africa

Cereal farmers across sub-Saharan Africa are experiencing heavy losses due to the devastation by an invasive pest: the Fall army worm - Spodoptera frugiperda. In Africa it has caused huge losses to staple cereals, especially maize and sorghum, affecting food security and trade. Damage to maize alone is estimated to be between $ 2.5 - 6.2bn per year. The Fall armyworm’s lifespan, from egg to larva to moth, lasts between one to three months
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