Current situation & update: Armyworm outbreak in Southern Africa

Report
from Food and Agriculture Organization
Published on 18 Jan 2013 View Original

Several countries in the Southern African region have suffered outbreaks of the African Armyworm, a deleterious pest of crops and rangeland herbage. The late onset of rains resulting in prolonged dry weather well into the normal rainy season followed by wet conditions and conducive wind drifts, created a favourable environment for the outbreak and spread of the pest in the region.