No African armyworm outbreaks were reported, but the seasonal rains that trigger armyworm development have commenced in most of the frontline countries in the eastern and southern armyworm regions and outbreaks are likely to commence in there over the next 6 weeks.
African armyworm monitoring commenced in the IRLCO-CSA region where pheromone traps were supplied and no armyworm infestations were reported during November.
FORECAST FOR THE NEXT 6 WEEKS:
The African armyworm season is expected to commence in the southern, and part of the central, outbreak regions during the forecast period and frontline countries are advised to remain ready to monitor and forecast and launch timely preventive interventions. CABMFEW forecasters must remain vigilant and report any trap catches to concerned authorities on time to facilitate rapid interventions (DLCO-EA, IRLCO-CSA, OFDA/AELGA).
This forecast comes from and uses material provided by DLCO-EA, IRLCO-CSA and OFDA/AELGA.