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Asia prepares for crop battle with Fall Armyworm

UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization warns pest is “here to stay” – but it can be managed to limit damage 20/03/2019 Bangkok, Thailand An insect that can infest and damage hundreds of hectares of maize fields, literally overnight, is sweeping across Asia – alarming smallholder farmers and threatening livelihoods – but the damage can be limited, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported today. Fall Armyworm is native to the Americas. However, since 2016 it has been aggressively moving ever eastwards, sweeping across Africa, and making landfall for the first time in Asia last summer. Fall Armyworm (FAW) […]

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