Fall armyworm in forage

Forage crops are not traditionally regularly checked for insect pests, meaning fall armyworm presence in these crops can be problematic, particularly in periods of high pest pressure where considerable damage is possible.  FAW damage to plants at the early vegetative stage can result in patchy establishment, and later infestations can reduce forage/silage quantity and quality.

Factsheet (May 2024): Detecting and assessing fall armyworm (FAW) infestations in winter cereals and pasture

Webinar on FAW for subtropical dairy

DAF Principal Entomologist Dr Melina Miles presented what we currently know on FAW impact and management in forage crops to the subtropical dairy industry in September 2021 as part of a longer webinar.

View the presentation (opens in YouTube).

Further information