Fall Armyworm of Maize
Insect - Fall Armyworm
Pathogen - Spodoptera frugiperda
Symptoms - This insect eats the leaves of the maize. This insect also damage the ear of the maize. Infection of this insect is more on that time when the temperature in the atmosphere is 25˚c. This insect also produces the bitterness in the granules of maize. Due to this insect, there is reduction in quality of crop & also reduces the yield of crop.
Control - This insect can be controlled by making a solution of Dimethoate 30 EC, 2 ml in 1 litre of water.
Disease management – Showing should be done at proper time because this insect is more prone to late sowing. Check the soil because this pest can be stopped if soil health is good.