Fall Armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda)

Deshmukh, S S and Prasanna, B M and Kalleshwaraswamy, C M and Jaba, J and Choudhary, B (2021) Fall Armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda). In: Polyphagous Pests of Crops. Springer Nature, Singapore, pp. 349-372.

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The fall armyworm (FAW), Spodoptera frugiperda (J. E. Smith) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), originated from America but is reported recently from Africa and the Asia-Pacific. FAW has caused huge international concern since its outbreak in Africa since 2016 and in Asia since mid-2018. The chapter mainly reviews its global distribution, life cycle, identification characters, strains, host plants, nature of damage, economic damage, and integrated pest management strategies available. The pest completes its life cycle on maize in 30 days (in warm summer months); in cooler temperatures, it may extend up to 60–90 days. For effective management of fall armyworm, different tools, viz., cultural control, agronomic management, breeding for resistance, natural enemies, and eco-friendly insecticides, should be used in an integrated approach. As the insect is recently introduced to Africa and the Asia-Pacific, possible management strategies and future cases of action are discussed.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: Research Program : Asia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fall armyworm, Life history, Nature of damage, Natural enemies, Management
Subjects: Others > Fall Armyworm
Others > Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
Others > Entomology
Depositing User: Mr Arun S
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2021 10:24
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2021 10:25
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/11839
Acknowledgement: UNSPECIFIED
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