South Africa

Fall armyworm status and distribution: FAW was detected in various locations including Limpopo Province, Gauteng Province, North West Province, and Mpumalanga Province as of Feb 2017. Predicted to be a danger to maize production throughout South Africa.

Estimated yield loss:



South Africa. First detection of fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda). International Plant Protection Convention Pest Report (2017).