Mini Review - Journal of Agricultural Science and Botany (2018) Volume 2, Issue 3
Damage of a well-known quarantine pest ‘Spodoptera frugiperda’ (Fall armyworm) on Maize crop and its IPM strategies in globe.
The fall armyworm (S. frufiperda), (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) is a migratory pest of maize crop in Asia and other countries. It is mostly feed on leaves at larval stage. When population becomes high then its feeds also on ears of maize plants. This pest can be controlled by various types of pesticides globally but now resistance has come in pest against insecticides. So we can also control this pest by other control strategies including physical, biological, mechanical control instead of chemical control method. I have installed Solar UV Trap in 5 acre maize crop and observed 62.31% control of this pest by traps by this control we can save our ecosystem and nature from hazardous effects of chemicals.Author(s): Umar Niaz*, Amjad Khan, M Umar Javed, M Atif, Shahab-ud-Din