First report of the occurrence of fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (J E Smith) on finger millet (Eleusine coracana Gaertn) in Gujarat, India

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  • Damasia D M
  • Pastagia J J
  • Kachela H R

Keywords:

Finger millet, invasive pest, fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda.

Abstract

A study was conducted to identify the new invasive pest infesting finger millet in Gujarat, India. During the field visit in the month of September 2020, finger millet crop in experimental plots of Hill Millet Research Station, Rajendrapur farm, Waghai, the Dangs district, Gujarat were found infested with this new invasive pest. Damage per cent during second week of October in different villages of the Dangs ranged from 26.22 to 46.82 per cent. Larvae were collected and brought to the laboratory of Department of Entomology, College of Agriculture, Navsari Agricultural University, Waghai for identification and further study. Based on morphological characterization, the pest was identified as fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (J E Smith) and it is the first confirmed report of occurrence of new invasive pest in finger millet crop of Gujarat, India.

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Published

2021-04-13

How to Cite

D M, D., J J, P., & H R, K. (2021). First report of the occurrence of fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (J E Smith) on finger millet (Eleusine coracana Gaertn) in Gujarat, India. Indian Journal of Plant Protection, 48(4). Retrieved from https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/IJPP/article/view/111890

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