National Plant Protection Centre

Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture & Forests

Nppc-Header-Dzongkha

National Plant Protection Centre

Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture & Forests

Advisory note on fall armyworm

As per the news release by Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on 14th August, 2018, fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) was recently detected in India (first time in Asia) and likely to spread from India to other parts of Asia with South East Asia and South China most at risk.

In this regard, the National Plant Protection Centre would like to inform all the extension agents to carry out regular monitoring in paddy and maize fields to carry out control measures on time to reduce crop damage.

In case of pest infestation and outbreak, please call NPPC at 02-351016/351655 or write at nppcsemtokha@gmail.com

For additional information please visit following link:

  1. New release on fall armyworm at fao.org/asiapacific/news/detail-events/en/c/1148941/
  2. Fall Armyworm Monitoring and Early Warning System (FAMEWS)  at fao.org/news/story/en/item/1106850/icode/
  3. Sustainable Management of the Fall Armyworm in Africa, FAO Programme for Action at fao.org/3/a-bt417e.pdf

If you enjoyed this article, please consider sharing it on Social Media.

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on telegram
Telegram
Share on whatsapp
WhatsApp
Share on google
Google+
Share on skype
Skype

We appreciate all the shares to support us!

Program Director

Program Director

Mrs. Yeshey Dema

Mrs. Yeshey Dema joined the civil service on 26th February 1996. She headed the Soil Fertility Unit, NSSC from 2008 till 2013. In 2013, she was transferred to the National Plant Protection Centre as the Program Director. She holds M. Phil in Soil Science from the University of Reading, UK.

Latest News