The attack of a new armyworm named Fall Armyworm (FAW) is becoming a serious epidemic in various corn producing countries. This pest has become endemic in a number of neighboring countries such as Thailand, Myanmar and the Philippines. In Indonesia alone, this pest has been reported to attack corn plants in West Pasaman, West Sumatra Province. The existence of this pest is a concern because it has a high cruising range, high reproduction speed and strong destructive power. The government has taken preventive measures to prevent the spread of this pest in the territory of Indonesia.
This pocket book was prepared to provide information about Fall Armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda J.E. Smith), a New Pest on Corn Plants in Indonesia. This book contains the beginning of the development of FAW pests, the spread of FAW pests between continents and practical technology for their control. The pocket book is expected to be a guide for plant protection observers, extension workers, researchers, pest observers and other relevant stakeholders. With the presence of this pocket book, it is hoped that it will become a reference in FAW pest monitoring activities and appropriate control methods are carried out. The pocket book can be downloaded here.