Fall armyworm


The fall armyworm is an insect that can cause significant damage to crops, especially maize. This collection showcases information about risk assessment, crop variations, integrated pest management, and biological control methods.

Armyworm feeding on a corn plant
AgForce is encouraging growers dealing with fall armyworm to access the latest online resources using the new FAW ehub.
Armyworm feeding on a corn plant
Adopting a novel planting technique known as “push-pull farming” can help massively reduce crop losses to pests and improve food security in sub-Saharan Africa, new research has found.
Keele University
Fall armyworm larva
A CABI-led study has developed the first forecasting models targeting the larval stages of fall armyworm– using near real-time earth observation data and pest occurrence within a farmer's field, the models will assist in the fight against the pest.
CAB International
Maize remains a crucial part of the food security equation in Southern Africa and other sub-regions on the continent for both human and animal consumption. Close to 90 percent of approximately 347 million people in Southern Africa are dependent on maize
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - Headquarters
The aim of these guidelines is to help national plant protection organizations (NPPOs) to take suitable actions at the proper time against Fall Armyworm (FAW) through timely detection to prevent or slow the spread of the pest and reduce its negative impact.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - Headquarters
CABI led the study exploring the income and food security effects of the fall armyworm in Zimbabwe, where affected households are 12% more likely to experience hunger.
CAB International EurekAlert
Wrapped in fungus, these fall armyworms look like they have been dipped in white. But the white coating is a pathogenic fungus that eats the worm from the inside out.
ABC News
Fall armyworms arrived in Bangladesh in 2018 after ravaging Sub-Saharan Africa; 2019 brings an intense attack as pesticides fail to take effect.
The Daily Prothom Alo

The fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda, a moth originating from tropical and subtropical America, has recently become a serious pest of cereals in sub-Saharan Africa. Biological control offers an economically and environmentally safer alternative to

International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics
The fall army worm is a voracious eater of maize plants and has spread quickly throughout India, causing cascading effects on crops and growing prices.