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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). https://www.ippc.int/en/countries/south-africa/pestreports/2017/02/first-detection-of-fall-army-worm-spodoptera-frugiperda/