On May 15, 2019, NATESC, the National Agro-Tech Extension, and Service Center, issued a warning message on pests and diseases.
NATESC said that after the discovery of fall armyworm in Yunnan, Guangxi, Guizhou, Guangdong, and Hunan in Jan. to Apr. this year, the caterpillar of fall armyworm were found in Hainan, Fujian, Zhejiang and other places one after another recently. The spread of insects is significantly accelerated.
the initial data shows that as of May 10, the found caterpillar of fall armyworm harm 72 thousands hectare corn area of 261 counties (cities, districts) of 61 cities (prefectures) in 13 provinces (districts). At the end of spring and early summer, spring corn enters the growing season from south to north, and the weather conditions are suitable. In addition to continuing to breed in the southern provinces, the fall armyworm will spread to other parts of the country.
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