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Invasive Nature of Fall Armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E Smith) and its Management Strategies

Fall armyworm is one of the key pest infesting major cereal crops across the globe. This notorious alien pest has entered into India during 2018 and created huge damage to the crop within a short span of time. The farmers have opted for numerous pest management options but failed resulting in the high yield losses. The previous reports from the neighboring countries have clearly depicted resistance developed by the pest against major insecticides as well as even transgenic maize also. Hence sole dependency on the pesticides is not a viable option. Integration of several techniques in managing fall armyworm can be a solution to fall armyworm management.