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 are able to kill fall armyworm, and many are registered and recommended in Ghana. You may also use biological control procedures as directed by the The Plant Protection and Regulatory Services Directorate (PPRSD) of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA).
For more Advisory Tips on the Fall Armyworm, Call the Farmer Helpline: 0500000996