Tag: FAW

Advisory Tips: Fall Armyworm (FAW) on Farms

We have received reports ( from farmers) of the emergence of Fall Armyworm across some farming communities in Ghana. Note: Fall Armyworm (FAW) causes damage by feeding on both vegetative and reproductive structures of crops. Remember: Early detection of fall armyworm infestation on your farm is key. Make sure you undertake effective monitoring and use the threshold criteria to determine… Read more →

Fall Armyworm-Agronomic Tips for Maize Crop

Fall Armyworm (FAW) causes damage by feeding on both vegetative and reproductive structures. FAW on Maize Damage to the leaves of maize does not necessarily cause a loss of yield because the plant is able to compensate for at least some loss of leaf area. This may lead to inaccurate perceptions of loss, and economically unnecessary interventions. Numerous synthetic pesticides… Read more →

Tips: Control Measures for Fall Armyworm

Fall armyworm can be one of the more difficult insect pests to control in field corn. Late planted fields and later maturing hybrids are more likely to become infested. Fall armyworm causes serious leaf feeding damage as well as direct injury to the ear. While fall armyworms can damage corn plants in nearly all stages of development, it will concentrate… Read more →

Explore Alternatives to Control Fall Armyworm

Dr Victor Clottey, the Regional Coordinator of the Centre for Agriculture International (CABI), has called for a more diversified means of controlling the invasion of the fall armyworm as reliance on chemicals alone could undermine efforts to manage the situation. Speaking at the Ghana National Learning Alliance Symposium, Dr Clottey said depending solely on a chemical option could lead to… Read more →