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Impacts and management of fall armyworm in key industries

Based on overseas experience, fall armyworm larvae can cause significant crop damage if left unchecked.

Adults can fly long distances and migrate quickly, particularly with the aid of weather patterns and jet streams. It is important to check crops regularly to detect the early stages of infestation.

Crops that could potentially be impacted include:

  • cotton
  • maize
  • melon
  • pastures
  • sorghum
  • sugarcane
  • sweet corn
  • sweetpotato
  • vegetables
  • wheat.

Learn more about fall armyworm and the key industries this pest could potentially impact, including what to look for and how to manage the pest.