Armyworm outbreak threatens China grain output

August 14, 2012 BEIJINGThe armyworm outbreak in China’s key grain producing areas has posed a major threat to the corn and rice crops this year, authorities said Tuesday. The agriculture ministry has warned the local governments to heed to its pest control advice to ensure grain security, the China Daily reported.We haven’t seen such a pest plague in so many places in almost a decade,” a spokesman for the ministry’s crop production department said. To date, at least two million hectares of autumn crops nationwide have been affected. The areas include Hebei, Jilin, Liaoning, Heilongjiang and Shanxi provinces, the Inner Mongolia region and Beijing and Tianjin municipalities. The government will allocate 200 million yuan ($3.5 million) to fight the pests, the official added. –NY Daily
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7 Responses to Armyworm outbreak threatens China grain output

  1. ahwatukeefoothills says:

    Sounds like islam..

    The Fall Armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) is part of the order of Lepidoptera and is the caterpillar life stage of a moth . It is regarded as a pest and can wreak havoc with crops if left to multiply. Its name is derived from its feeding habits. They will eat everything in an area and once the food supply is exhausted the entire “army” will move to the next available food source.


  2. Grandpa says:

    then with their export . were next. but something different is brewing here in Ny.. havent had time to look them up but never seen nothing quite like it.but they came by the 100ds from one yard.


  3. Peter says:

    Drought decimating our corn now this story. Never in my life have I seen such a substantial portion of our world’s crops adversely affected.


  4. Herkimer Diamond says:

    This is why I don’t believe in a globalized food system. We need to buy local foods!


  5. FoxTrapper says:

    We have had an outbreak of armyworms here in NY this year. It has been contained, but not before it did some damage to local crops.


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