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06 February

Fall Armyworm Continues its Invasion of Asia

Fall Armyworm Continues its Invasion of Asia

Since the fall armyworm was confirmed for the first time in India this past summer, it has, as predicted, spread quickly through Asia. It is now confirmed in Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Yemen, and suspected in Nepal. And last week, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) confirmed its presence in China’s Yunnan province, which means the pest has now made its way into the world’s second largest maize-producing nation.

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