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Report of first detection of Spodoptera frugipedera – Fall Armyworm (FAW) in Japan

Fecha de publicación
Mié, 03 Jul 2019, 06:06
Última actualización
Jul. 4, 2019, 6:51 a.m.
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Plaga identificada
Spodoptera frugiperda - (LAPHFR)
Estado del informe
Pest Status (old values from ISPM 8 -1998 )
  • Transient: actionable, under eradication
Pest Status (ISPM 8 - 2021)
  • Present: transient
Distribución geográfica
Minamikyushu-City, Kagoshima-Prefecture

・Suspected larvae were detected at a maize field in Minamikyushu city, Kagoshima Prefecture, and identified as Spodoptera frugiperda (Fall Armyworm: FAW) by the Plant Protection Station (National Plant Protection Organization of Japan) on 3 July 2019. This is the first detection of Spodoptera frugiperda in Japan.

・The Plant Protection Station and Kagoshima Prefectural Government are conducting survey for FAW around the detection field in order to identify the infested areas and have already started conducting initial control measures in the field where FAW is detected.

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