Agricultural pest fall armyworm discovered in Taiwan

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 11 June, 2019
By: John Van Trieste

The fall armyworm is an agricultural pest that causes severe damage to many important crops.

An agricultural pest called the fall armyworm has been discovered in Taiwan. The spread of the pest could have severe consequences for Taiwan’s farmland, and officials are already working to stop its spread.

The fall armyworm is a tiny creature that causes tremendous damage. These pests damage 353 types of plants, among them important crops like corn, rice, and cotton. They spread at a prodigious pace too. They only arrived in Asia last year but can already be found across large swathes of the continent.

And now, officials have confirmed, they are in Taiwan.    [FULL  STORY]


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