fall armyworm

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Noun1.fall armyworm - larva of a migratory American noctuid mothfall armyworm - larva of a migratory American noctuid moth; destroys grasses and small grains
caterpillar - a wormlike and often brightly colored and hairy or spiny larva of a butterfly or moth
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XAG has discovered that in the worst hit Africa and Asia, the absence of smart devices, the unique natural habits of fall armyworm and farmers' lack of professional expertise have resulted in a rapid large-scale infestations.
M2 EQUITYBITES-September 3, 2019-XAG introduces drone technology to combat fall armyworm pests
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The creature Yan is unable to name is fall armyworm. Known locally as the "heart-devouring worm," the destructive pest has spread more than 3,000 km (1,865 miles) north since migrating from neighboring Myanmar seven months ago, reaching 21 provinces and regions in China and posing a grave threat to grain output.
Taiwan's fall armyworm (FAW) emergency response center said on Monday (July 15) that tiny Trichogramma wasps have proven effective in suppressing the growth of fall armyworms.
The invasive pest, Fall armyworm has the potential to wipe out crops such as maize and threaten food security if not properly managed.
1 / 2 A fall armyworm is shown in this screengrab from video shared on social media by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization.
A corn field- CC via Pixabay/Hans CAIRO -- 31 May 2019: First case of destructive Fall Armyworm (FAW) was reported in Egypt, putting country's agricultural corps, particularly maize, at risk.
The Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) has ordered its regional directors to monitor farms to determine the immediate presence of the highly destructive fall armyworm, which is now wreaking havoc on plantations in neighboring Southeast Asian countries.
The two projects are "Strengthening of Market Linkages and Technical Capacity for Agricultural Groups to Promote Income Generation in Cox's Bazar' (SAFE+ project)" and "Emergency response to enhance technical capacity for monitoring and management of Fall Armyworm in Bangladesh (TCP emergency project)".
The delayed long rains have led to poor crop germination incidences of early fall armyworm infestation.
'When Fall Armyworm made landfall in India, its arrival did not come as a complete surprise, we were not caught unaware.