First detection of Fall Army Worm on the border of Thailand

Publication Date
Wed, 19 Dec 2018, 02:54
Last Updated
Dec. 19, 2018, 2:54 a.m.
Report Number
THA-03/1
Country
Thailand
Pest Id
Spodoptera frugiperda - (LAPHFR)
Report Status
Final
Hosts
Maize
Pest Status
  • Present: subject to official control
Summary

The Department of Agriculture (DOA) of Thailand has received a report which confirmed that Fall Army Worm (Spodoptera Frugiperda) was positively identified from the samples collected from maize plantation in a few sub districts of Kanchanaburi and Tak Provinces, along the border of Myanmar. The samples of Fall Army Worm were collected on Friday 14 December 2018 and morphologically identified by entomologists from the DOA. As a consequence, the DOA is now conducting the official control to minimize the spread of this pest in many areas.

Issue keywords
Commodity keywords
Maize or corn

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