SYNOPSIS: There were no reports of African armyworm (Spodoptera exempta Walker) outbreaks from any Member State.
There were no reports of armyworm outbreaks from any Member Country.
OUTLOOK (Mar – May 2015):
The risk of armyworm outbreaks will diminish in Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe as the rainy season will come to an end. In Kenya and northern Tanzania, armyworm outbreaks may occur as the region will continue receiving rains.
This forecast is issued by the International Red Locust Control Organisation for Central and Southern Africa, with thanks to The Director at IRLCO-CSA and contributions by staff of Plant Protection units in its Member Countries. Learn more about IRLCO-CSA