It recovers most of the damages when the plant grows more. Armyworm feeds on rice by cutting off leaves and young seedlings at the plant's base. endobj A MaxEnt species distributions model (SDM) was developed based on collected FAW occurrence and environmental data’s. Exploration of the egg parasitoids of Fall Army Worm in maize growing areas of Punjab and Sindh in Pakistan. The pest, recently detected in Karnataka State, has ravaged African maize production since it was discovered in Nigeria in 2016. The fall armyworm was first officially reported in Nigeria in West Africa in 2016, and rapidly spread across 44 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The Fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda, is a major invasive pest in Africa. APP September 04, 2020. The seminar, arranged by Department of Entomology, University of Agriculture Faisalabad (), was presided over by Vice … Fall Armyworm Facts. Fall armyworm in Africa Fall armyworm (FAW) presence is now officially confirmed in all Eastern African countries except Djibouti. Food security. endobj Umar Niaz 1 *, Amjad Khan 2, M. Umar Javed 1, M. Atif 1 and Shahab-ud-Din 1. It is regarded as a pest and can damage and destroy a wide variety of crops, which causes large economic damage. “The situation this year may be out of control if the farmers are not properly advised for proper chemicals. The search is on for nontoxic solutions to fall armyworm across Africa. In this animation, we will explain how to scout for the fall armyworm, so you can take action to protect your crop and yourself and family. 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In this animation, we will explain how to scout for the fall armyworm, so you can take action to … 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. Massive invasions like those in Pakistan and African countries could spell catastrophe for Nepal where food production is already low, experts say. Abstract | The fall armyworm (FAW) Spodoptera frugiperda (Smith) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) is an invasive polyphagous pest, particularly damaging to corn. The Fall Armyworm is an insect that can damage your maize plants or even cause you to lose your whole maize crop. First Record of Invasive Fall Armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda (Smith) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)) in Corn Fields of Sindh, Pakistan Arfan Ahmed Gilal 1 *, Lubna Bashir 1, Muhammad Faheem 2, Asad Rajput 1, Junaid Ahmed Soomro 1, Saifullah Kunbhar 1, Abdul Samad Mirwani 1, Tanzeela-ul-Zahra 1, Ghulam Sarwar Mastoi 3 and Jam Ghulam Mustafa Sahito 4 Why and where it occurs. 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. Survey for the detection and occurrence of natural enemies with focus on egg parasitoids of FAW was initiated in two provinces i.e., Punjab (31.1704° N, 72.7097° E) and Sindh (25.8943° N, 68.5247° E) of Pakistan where maize is grown as a major crop. Fall Armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda), is an insect pest of more than 80 plant species, causing damage to economically important cultivated cereals such as maize, rice, sorghum, and also to vegetable crops and cotton. The fall armyworm is a particular worry for farmers because its caterpillars attack a wide range of crops. “Biopesticides have high potential impact for controlling fall armyworm in Africa,” adds Roger Day, programme executive, Action on Invasives, ... Science & technology sector remain neglected in Pakistan; both at government and public level. Amrita Anmol/TKP However, no confirmed report of its presence has been made from Pakistan as it has already been reported from its neighbors India and China. A new video dramatizes the human stakes of the battle against fall armyworm and shows how techniques developed by CIMMYT and partners are helping farmers beat the pest. But it may worsen the situation,” said Aamer Hayyat Bhandara, a progressive farmer and climate change activist. The FAW prefers maize but can also feed on more than 80 other crops, including wheat, sorghum, millet, sugarcane, vegetable crops and cotton. The presence of fall armyworm in Africa was first reported on the island nation of Sao Tome and Principe in January 2016, it says. �l� I���)���N�i�,i�I''Ab�����N$�t�-��"zw�r����C��-V����}V;��Z t�;kj_m' 3�����q" V. He said that they were not in knowledge of how to tackle this pest and there was a dire need that they should be trained for its management. In February 2019, The Internati¬onal Maize and Wheat Impro¬vement Centre (CIMMYT) cautioned Pakistan and offered cooperation in tackling the prevalent threat of FAW in Pakistan to take steps to protect its crops from the ‘fall armyworm’ (FAW) but no productive measure had been taken and information was shared by the federal government (post 18th amendment scenario as the Ministry of Food Security is federal subject and agriculture is provincial) to the provinces and the farmers at the grass-root level which was now threatening and disturbing their maize crops which not only challenged the productivity of grains but disturbing the silage production for dairy and livestock sectors also. Source: Devex (29 Sep 2020) Farmers in South Sudan using fall armyworm-specific biological control … Food security. Before invasion into Pakistan, FAW’s gradual spread has been seen in South Asia, including in Sri Lanka, Nepal and India during last couple of years. Bioclimatic zones were identified and the potential distribution of FAW in South … After being reported in India in 2018, it was subsequently reported by other countries in Asia including Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. After fall armyworm havoc and Covid-19, locust invasion is new threat to food security Massive invasions like those in Pakistan and African countries could spell catastrophe for Nepal where food production is already low, experts say. Are the government’s expectations to increase tourism realistic? <> LAHORE            -       With Fall Armyworm (FAW) hitting corn crop across the province, growers are looking toward Punjab Agriculture Department (PAD) to take measures for controlling the new pest. Furthermore, as the FAW insect pest is polyphagous, it also infests on other following crops like sorghum, sugarcane, paddy, wheat, bajra, fodder crops, and other graminaceous or poaecea field crops are the crops affected by the fall armyworm. %PDF-1.5 Although native to American continents, it has spread in various African and Asian countries. Fall armyworm Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) a well known quarantine pest and its global IPM strategies. Pakistan's worst locust plague in decades has devastated parts of the south west as swarms have ravaged wheat, cotton and vegetable crops, farmers' leaders said. In the recent study the presence of fall armyworm was monitored in the areas of Faisalabad, Chiniot, Gojra and Ameen Pur Bangla between August to November 2019. Which crops are infested by the Fall Armyworm Insect Pest:. An insect called the fall armyworm has already eaten crops in the Americas and Africa. East and Central Africa; Southern Africa; Western Africa; Cash-based transfers; Safe Access to Fuel and Energy; Early Warning Early Action; ECTAD; Partnerships; Accountability to affected populations; How we work. 1 0 obj Fall armyworms is very serious pest which destroy whole crop. Frugiperda spodoptera is a species that falls in the order of Lepidoptera. However, East Africa remains at significant risk. The fall armyworm (FAW) Spodoptera frugiperda (Smith) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) is an invasive polyphagous pest, particularly damaging to corn. This pest feed on the leaves of many plants and make big holes in it, especially in maize. LAHORE - With Fall Armyworm (FAW) hitting corn crop across the province, growers are looking toward Punjab Agriculture Department (PAD) to take measures for controlling the new pest. Data collected on the distribution of Parthenium in Pakistan via surveys in the Punjab Province and Islamabad Capital Territory in March-May 2009. Strong flying capacity, climate adaptability, and wide host range makes them a better colonizing agent than other species of armyworms. After rains, pest damages crops in Pakistan. Photo: World Agroforestry/Nema Amanzi When fall armyworm first arrived on the African continent in 2016, the potential loss of crops was estimated to potentially cost farmers over USD 13 billion per year throughout Sub-Saharan Africa, threatening the livelihoods of millions. Fall armyworm, a caterpillar that got the name because it invades croplands in droves, much like an army, has rapidly spread across Asia since it was detected in southern India late last year. Acknowledging presence of new pest, DG Agriculture Punjab (Extension) Dr Anjum Ali Buttar said that the government had adopted two-pronged strategy-sending samples for molecular analysis and controlling the pest by applying available pesticides. We have supported national planning in Ghana and Pakistan, and have produced an Evidence Note on Fall armyworm (commissioned by DFID) that has been widely referred to. Comment. A REUTERS FILE IMAGE . In this animation, we will explain how to scout for the fall armyworm, so you can take action to protect your crop and yourself and family. On Saturday morning, when Santosh Budhathoki of Sindhuli walked up to his corn field, he saw some strange bugs flying around. The ASEAN Action Plan on Fall Armyworm Control and CABI are working towards effective approaches to biocontrol of fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) in Southeast Asia with an informative three-part webinar series. Fall armyworm is generally recognized as one of the most prominent noctuid pests in the Americas, ... in Pakistan and India where the situation has returned to calm thanks to strong capacities coupled with financial contributions to support a coordinated effort. The fall armyworm is a particular worry for farmers because its caterpillars attack a wide range of crops. It is native to South and North America, but alien invasive in Africa. The Fall Armyworm is an insect that can damage your maize plants or even cause you to lose your whole maize crop. 2 0 obj It is called ‘armyworm’ because in its larval stage, individuals gather in huge masses (‘armies’), which can destroys large tracks of crops. Initial focus species are Fall armyworm, Parthenium and tomato leaf miner. <>/XObject<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageB/ImageC/ImageI] >>/Annots[ 14 0 R] /MediaBox[ 0 0 595.02 841.92] /Contents 4 0 R/Group<>/Tabs/S/StructParents 0>> <>>> Language: English. Now it is doing the same in Asia. Driven by changing climatic conditions and by increases in globalization and trade, the highly destructive pest, fall armyworm (FAW) has made its way towards Asia after invading Africa. Corn is a major staple crop worldwide, Pakistani Punjab’s farmers recently reaped a good yield in spring corn but now comparatively less sowing is witnessed in the current autumn due to several reasons one of these is last year’s heat wave which devastated grains due to deceased pollen because of sudden temperature rise. The young worms are about the size of a person’s smallest finger. FAISALABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 3rd Sep, 2020 ) :Experts at a seminar called for applying integrated management techniques to overcome fall armyworm, which was damaging a wide variety of crops and inflicting economic losses worth millions of rupees.. Chimenya Phiri, Malawian farmer: The fall Armyworm (FAW) Spodoptera frugiperda (JE Smith), is currently a devastating pest throughout the world due to its dispersal capacity and voracious feeding behaviour on several crops. “After that, the fall armyworm has emerged as the biggest challenge,” he stated. It recovers most of the damages when the plant grows more. Country: USA. Trained 1 700 extension workers nationwide, who replicated the training to 274 000 smallholders, on fall armyworm (FAW) control measure to combat the spread of the transboundary pest and protect cereal crop production, in particular maize, rice, sorghum and millet. Although native to American continents, it has spread in various African and Asian countries. endobj FAO Food Chain Crisis Early Warning Bulletin July-Sept 2020. It is regarded as a pest and can damage and destroy a wide variety of crops, which causes large economic damage. Fall Armyworm Facts. Its larval stage (photo) feeds on more than 80 plant species, including maize, rice, sorghum, millet, sugarcane, vegetable crops, and cotton. Experts for adopting integrated management techniques to tackle insect. Bioclimatic zones were identified and the potential distribution of FAW in South … At the end of is the first report that confirms the presence of fall armyworm in Faisalabad. It has a voracious appetite and feeds on more than 80 plant species, including maize, rice, sorghum and sugarcane. These damages can be more serious but we have natural enemies of armyworm such as ants, wasps, ladybird beetles which kill the armyworm population in maize field more than its half of population. The young worms are about the size of a person’s smallest finger. Fall armyworm damage to the maize leaves and it looks worse than it is. In this animation, we will explain how to scout for the fall armyworm, so you can take action to protect your crop and yourself and family. The pest has currently become a new invasive species in West and Central Africa where outbreaks were recorded for the first time in early 2016. It attacked Pakistan in 2019 and this year, he said. The ASEAN Action Plan on Fall Armyworm Control and CABI are working towards effective approaches to biocontrol of fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) in Southeast Asia with an informative three-part webinar series. A new video dramatizes the human stakes of the battle against fall armyworm and shows how techniques developed by CIMMYT and partners are helping farmers beat the pest. The fall armyworm was first officially reported in Nigeria in West Africa in 2016, and rapidly spread across 44 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The FAW prefers maize but can also feed on more than 80 other crops, including wheat, sorghum, millet, sugarcane, vegetable crops and cotton. 4 0 obj Fall armyworm arrived on the Indian subcontinent in May 2018 and now it has spread across India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and approaching more beyond South East Asia. The fall armyworm is a large-scale invasive. 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