1985 Fall Armyworm Symposium: Summation and Future Direction: Fall Armyworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae): Potential for Area-Wide Management

A. N. Sparks

Abstract


The fall armyworm's Spodoptera frugiperda (J. E. Smith), inability to survive extended periods of temperature below 10@*C critically limits its overwintering area. This trait renders the pest a model insect on which to research components of pest management systems and select those most suitable for implementing an area-wide management system. An overview of the potential of several components of such a management system for fall armyworm is assessed.

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