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Fall Armyworm Spreads into 15 of Chinas Provinces – 31st May 2019

By USDA

31st May 2019

The Fall Armyworm (FAW; Spodoptera frugiperda) – a crop-eating pest – first detected in China in January 2019 has now spread across 15 Chinese provinces  and currently impacts about 90,000 hectares (1.35 million mu) of grain production. Officially, Chinese authorities have employed an emergency action plan to monitor and respond to the pest. FAW has no natural predators in China and its presence may result in lower production and crop quality of corn, rice, wheat, sorghum, sugarcane, cotton, soy…

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