Differences in insecticide sensitivity shown in fall armyworm
Stock Journal Australia, Other, 23/03/2021
New research indicates there are variable levels of sensitivity to some insecticides between populations of fall armyworm in different geographical areas of Australia. FAW is a highly migratory, invasive pest that was first reported in Australia in February 2020 and quickly established across parts of northern Australia’s tropical and sub-tropical regions, including northern Qld, the NT, and northern parts of WA. […] The new findings are from two complementary projects, one being a comprehensive research project into FAW’s insecticide sensitivities and genetic make-up being led by Australia’s national science agency CSIRO with co-investment by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, the GRDC, Cotton Research and Development Corporation, FMC Australasia and Corteva Agriscience.