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Vol. 10, Special Issue 6 (2021)

Fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) attack on maize crop in India: A review

Author(s):
Thatigutla Sai Kartheek Reddy, Harshal Avinashe and Nidhi Dubey
Abstract:
Fall armyworm (FAW) (Spodoptera frugiperda) it is a polyphagous pest with more than 80 species which cause severe damage to different crops. In late 2016, FAW was reported in West Africa for the first time. The larval stage is the most harmful in nature. Both migrate habit and a more localized dispersal habit are performed by the moths. FAW can migrate over 500 km (300 miles) before oviposition which can leads to greater spread and damage in less time. 30% to over 50% yield loss is recorded. The cultural method is most effective, use of methods like hand picking, pheromone traps, light traps etc., Could measures to monitor and control pest. Chemicals and bio control agents also gives good results in field. Integrated pest management is best way of management strategy of fall armyworm.
Pages: 173-176  |  856 Views  245 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Thatigutla Sai Kartheek Reddy, Harshal Avinashe and Nidhi Dubey. Fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) attack on maize crop in India: A review. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(6S): 173-176.

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