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Mixing grass varieties may reduce insect infestations in lawns

A simple change in the choice of grass varieties for lawns of St. Augustinegrass could be a key tool for fending off fall armyworm infestations, according to new research. While no single St...
Science Daily - Published

Govt seeks ways to curb destructive armyworms

The spread of fall armyworms in corn fields across the country has prompted authorities to seek measures to minimise economic damage to the agricultural sector.
Bangkok Post - Published

Asia bracing for destruction by alien pest: fall armyworms

Fall armyworms, a longtime American pest, are munching their way around the globe, raising alarm now in Asia after...
Deseret News - Published Also reported by •SeattlePI.comSeattle Times

Thailand braces for armyworm invasion

KANCHANABURI: Fall armyworms, a longtime American pest, are munching their way around the globe, raising alarm now in Asia after entrenching themselves in Africa.
Bangkok Post - Published

East Africa: Anti-Fall Armyworms Battle Gets Boost

[Daily News] THE fight against fall armyworms within the East African Community (EAC) has received a major boost following financial aid from the European Commission Directorate for International.. - Published

Chemico Ltd introduces new insecticides to fight fall armyworms

Myjoyonline - Published

A/R: RCC leads farmer education on Fall Armyworm

Agricultural research NGO, Centre for No-Till Agriculture, has begun field education of farmers on fall armyworms control in endemic areas in the Ashanti Region
Myjoyonline - Published

Panic among farmers as Fall Armyworms resurface

There is panic among some farmers in the Ashanti Region as the devastating Fall Armyworms re-emerge in some farming communities.
Myjoyonline - Published

Malawi:1.9 Million Families Face Food Shortage

[Nyasa Times] Maize production for 2017/2018 growing season will reduce by over 283,941 metric tonnes due to prolonged dry spells including fall armyworms that have 18 districts and estimates that 1.9.. - Published

Food prices to likely to shoot up

Prices of major staples like maize are likely to shoot up following the destruction caused by the invasion of fall armyworms.
Myjoyonline - Published

Fresh innovations needed to tackle Fall Armyworm – Scientists

Agricultural industry stakeholders are pushing for the application of fresh innovations to help deal with Fall Armyworms which have invaded farms across the continent.
Myjoyonline - Published

Rampaging Soldiers: Fighting Fall Armyworms on Ghanaian farms

From an initial figure of 1,400 hectares of affected farmlands as at May this year, more than 112,000 hectares of farm fields have been invaded by the Fall Armyworm pests.
Myjoyonline - Published

Pesticide scientist warns of Fall Armyworms resurgence

A pesticide scientist is warning of a massive resurgence of the fall armyworm unless the Food and Agriculture Ministry finds a sustainable remedy.
Myjoyonline - Published

Stop praising yourself over fall armyworms, plan ahead - Agric Minister told

Agriculture Minister, Dr Akoto Owusu Afriyie has been asked to concentrate on fighting the fall armyworms rather than praising government's interventions since the start of invasion.
Myjoyonline - Published

Gov't deserves commendation, not condemnation over fall armyworm fight

The Agric Minister says government deserves commendation and not condemnation for how it has managed the fall Armyworms in farms across the country.
Myjoyonline - Published

Fall armyworm not defeated - Deputy Agric Minister contradicts boss

Deputy Agriculture Minister, William Quaitoo says dangerous pest, fall armyworms have not been defeated as claimed by his boss.
Myjoyonline - Published

MOFA claims victory in fight against Fall Armyworms in North Region

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) is claiming victory in the ongoing fight against the invasion of Fall Armyworms in the country.
Myjoyonline - Published

Fall armyworms threaten Africa's crops

fall armyworms threaten africa's crops
A new hungry caterpillar is devastating African crops already badly hit by record droughts, spreading to more than 20 countries.
BBC News - Published

Agric Minister denies blowing ¢20M on wrong armyworms chemicals

The Food and Agriculture Minister has denied reports in the media that the Ministry had blown a whopping ¢20 million on chemicals in dealing with the recent Fall armyworms invasion.
Myjoyonline - Published

Fall armyworm invasion is not over – Peasant farmers caution Minister

The Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana has implored government to intensify education on fall armyworms as a way of combating the pests which invaded some farms in the country.
Myjoyonline - Published

Africa: Fall Armyworms on March Across Africa

[VOA] A recently arrived species of armyworm has spread to 21 African countries and threatens the continent's main food staple, maize, report experts from the U.S. Agency for International Development. - Published

Fall armyworms have arrived

Mike McClintock, Boone County extension agent-agriculture  said the Fall armyworm is in our area.
Harrison Daily - Published

Fall armyworm attack: Minority demands seriousness from Agric Minister

The Minority in Parliament has registered its disappointment with the Agric Minister who failed to appear before the House to answer questions on the threat Fall armyworms are posing to farms across..
Myjoyonline - Published

Fall armyworm invades 20,000 hectares of land - Ministry says it is under control

The Agriculture Minister has assured that although about 20,000 hectares of farm yields have been affected by fall armyworms invasion the infestation is under control.
Myjoyonline - Published

Fall Armyworms Descend on East Africa

After more than a year of wreaking havoc across western and southern Africa, fall armyworms have now been reported in most countries in eastern Africa, including Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda,..
VOA News - Published

Farmers Search for Answers as Armyworms Move Across Africa

Pests known as fall armyworms are destroying crops in southern Africa and have spread north to affect 20 countries. The fall armyworm is an invasive species that is native to North and South America,..
VOA News - Published

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