TIPWG newsletter March/April: Invasion of the Fall Armyworms

While it may not be a forestry pest, some lessons can be learnt. The impact of the Fall Armyworm on Africa’s maize industry is already believed to have cost the continent R4.6 billion in economic loss. It is not just restricted to maize, with sorghum and rice varieties also a target for this voracious pest. Their rapid spread across the globe from their native Americas, is a massive concern for farmers, conservationists and scientists across Africa, Asia and Oceania – so how much do you know about the invasion of the Fall Armyworm


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