fall armyworm


Definition of fall armyworm

: a migratory American noctuid moth (Spodoptera frugiperda) that is destructive to grains and grasses as a larva

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Recent Examples on the Web The baculovirus, with its genetic instructions, is then introduced into cells taken from the fall armyworm moth. Carolyn Y. Johnson, Anchorage Daily News, 6 June 2022 The dialogue on fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) is centred on an agricultural perspective, but not as an invasive species problem. Sahana Ghosh, Quartz, 10 May 2022 So, does climate change play a role in the fall armyworm invasion? Peter Krouse, cleveland, 1 Sep. 2021 Ayanava Majumdar, extension professor at Auburn University in Alabama, agrees that plant health is an important component to controlling the fall armyworm, which resides in southern Alabama for much of the year. Peter Krouse, cleveland, 9 Sep. 2021 What signs should homeowners look for to diagnose fall armyworm? Sylvia Goodman, The Courier-Journal, 1 Sep. 2021 The fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda, isn’t a worm. Scott D. Stewart, Chron, 17 Sep. 2021 The economic costs of fall armyworm invasions are high. Scott D. Stewart, Chron, 17 Sep. 2021 Alec McClennan, owner of Good Nature Organic Lawn Care, based in Independence, said his company has received maybe 100 calls about the fall armyworm, but most have come from the Columbus area. Peter Krouse, cleveland, 1 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of fall armyworm

1881, in the meaning defined above

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20 Jun 2022

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“Fall armyworm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fall%20armyworm. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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