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China facing food shortage after months of flooding, infestations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese Chairman Xi Jinping's call for an end to food waste is a sign that the communist country is facing a shortage of grains and pork after months of flooding, inse...

S. China's farmland could be devastated by fall armyworms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China is forecasting huge agricultural losses with the arrival of the fall armyworm (FAW) in 2020. On Feb. 20, China's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs rel...

Fall armyworms spread to 10 Asian countries, threaten 20% of crops

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Fall armyworms (Spodoptera frugiperda) have spread to 10 Asian countries and are expected to affect as much as 20 percent of the continent's crops, the Liberty Times r...

Trichogramma wasps shown to be effective against fall armyworm in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s fall armyworm (FAW) emergency response center said on Monday (July 15) that tiny Trichogramma wasps have proven effective in suppressing the growth of fall ...

Taiwan's fall armyworm infestation set to spread

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (BAPHIQ) announced this week that there have been 199 cases of the fall armyworm discovered acro...

Crop-devouring caterpillars spreading across Taiwan

An invasive caterpillar species -- the fall armyworm -- has spread to almost every city and county across Taiwan, including several outlying islands. Since the first report of the crop-destructing ...

Three Taiwan counties report discovery of crop-destroying fall armyworms

Taipei (CNA) - In the wake of reports from Miaoli Monday, Yilan and Chiayi became the second and third counties in Taiwan to confirm the discovery of crop-destroying fall armyworms, the Council of Agr...

Fall armyworms from China invade Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The first fall armyworms (FAW) to be detected in Taiwan have been spotted at a popular tourist ranch in western Taiwan on Saturday (June 8), after plum rains apparently blew th...

Asia bracing for destruction by alien pest: fall armyworms

THA MUANG, Thailand (AP) — Fall armyworms, a longtime American pest, are munching their way around the globe, raising alarm now in Asia after entrenching themselves in Africa. Expert...