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Fall Army Worm infestation reaches Nagaland, team conducts pest scouting

Kohima, May 17 (UNI) A joint surveillance team has conducted following reports of incidence and damage caused by Fall Army Worm on maize crops within Dimapur district yesterday and found that the standing crops of matured maize plants had escaped the Fall Army Worm attack, but those in the seedling and whorl stage were being damaged and infested with Fall Army Worm.

According to a press release issued by the District Agriculture Office (DAO) of Dimapur informed that the surveillance team comprising of staff from the Central Integrated Pest Management Centre (CIPMC) of Dimapur, under the Directorate of Plant Protection Quarantine & Storage in Faridabad and District Agriculture Office in Dimapur, visited the maize fields in and around Dimapur Sadar and conducted surveillance and pest scouting yesterday. The surveillance was conducted following reports of incidence and damage caused by Fall Army Worm on maize crops within Dimapur district. The release informed that the standing crop of matured maize had escaped the Fall Army Worm attack, but those in the seedling and whorl stage were being damaged and infested with Fall Army Worm.
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