Ulat tentara

Class: Serangga
Common Name: Ulat tentara
Scientific Name: Spodoptera frugiperda
Potential Host:

Fall armyworm affects over 80 different plant species. The following are important hosts: maize, rice, cotton, peanuts, soy, alfalfa, sorghum, sugarcane, bermuda grass, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, eggplant, and tobacco.

Who Am I?

Fall armyworm (FAW) is a species of moth and a member of the Lepidoptera. It feeds on the leaves and stems of more than 80 plant species and causes major damage to economically important crops.

FAW is regarded as a highly invasive species due to its ability to spread and reproduce quickly; female’s can lay over 1000 eggs during her lifespan. The lifecycle of FAW includes: egg, sex larval stages, pupa, and adult moth. The larvae stage is responsible for damaging the crop, and the adult moths move in the direction of the wind, which can reach up to 100 km a day. The adult moth is nocturnal (active at night).

Control Measures

Gunakan varietas tanaman transgenik dan dikenal sebagai varietas Bt.

Tanaman atau bibit yang tahan terhadap penyakit merupakan syarat penting dalam budidaya.

Kebersihan area penanaman adalah hal terpenting, hindarkan tanaman dari gulma, sisa-sisa tanaman, bagian tanaman yang rusak, pertumbuhan tanaman yang tidak di ingginkan dan tanaman lain yang bukan merupakan tanaman utama budidaya.

Produk yang digunakan oleh satu atau sebagian dari dunia adalah mengandung bahan aktif sebagai berikut:

Group 1: cypermethrin, lambda cyhalothrin, bifenthrin, beta cyflutherine, dan deltametrin

Group 2: chlorantraniliprole dan flubendamide

Group 3: lufenuron, teflubenzuron, and methoxyfenozide

Group 4: pyridalyl

Group 5: indoxacarb

Group 6: acetamiprid

Group 7: emamectin benzoate

Group 8: methomyl

Group 9: chlorpyrifos

spinosad produk berbasis dan bacillus thuringiensis.

*Names marked in red are considered to be highly poisonous to beneficial insects.

*Names marked in green are considered to be organic and IPM (integrated pest management) compatible.

Caution and careful notice should be taken when using any plant protection products (insecticides, fungicides, and herbicides). It is the grower’s sole responsibility to keep track of the legal uses and permissions with respect to the laws in their country and destination markets. Always read the instructions written on labels, and in a case of contradiction, work in accordance to the product label. Keep in mind that information written on the label usually applies to local markets. Pest control products intended for organic farming are generally considered to be less effective in comparison to conventional products. When dealing with organic, biologic, and to some extent a small number of conventional chemical products, a complete eradication of a pest or disease will often require several iterations of a specific treatment or combination of treatments.

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