what is army worm pest of crop and how does it attack or affect crop plant

What is army worm?
Army worm is a type of crop pest that affect crops in the farm or in the store
As the name implies or suggest this insect pest or this pest is a worm like pest.

The army worm is a type or a typical example of biting and chewing insects

The army worm possesses mandible and maxillae mouthpart


Crops attacked by Army worm
Major crops that are attacked by the army worm are Terry and most importantly of this cereal crops is the maize crop plant


Nature of damage and economic effect done to crop plant by Army worm 

The following are the ways which Army worm attacks the crop plant to reduce its life

1. The lavae of the army worm always will invade and eat up leaves and stem of the Maize

2. When the leaves of the crop plant is eaten up, it reduces the ability of photosynthesis

3. When the army one attacks and the plant can no longer produce its own food through photosynthesis, growth is retarded

4. And then in the end of the harvest season, the yield of crops and produce are reduced tremendously



Prevention and control measures of the army worm pest of crops

The following are the underlisted ways whereby we can prevent and control the spread of the army Worm on the farm

1. The number one method to control the spread of armyworm is through hand picking 
what to do is identify the crops that are infected by the army worm and you try as much as possible to be picking them out one by one with hand

2. Because they attack of the army Worm on your farm majorly the Maize crop plant can be so effective that nearly all the plant stand is affected so the use and spraying of insecticide like DDT is very advised



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what are stem borers and their effect on crops

What is stem burrower?
Stem burrower is an insect including the lavae capable of burrowing into plant parts and destroying the tissues

What kind of crops do stem borers attack?
Crops that are the major targets of stem borers are crops like rice, maize, Guinea corn, Millet and nearly all types of cereal crops


The nature of damage and economic importance of their tax of stem borers on crops

The damages done to crops and their stems by stem borers pest of crops are listed in the following way

1. Stem borer pests of crops and it's lava easily bore holes into Stem of crops and destroy the phloem and xylem vessels of the plant

2. Stem borers pest of crops eat up tissues and destroy the external shape of the plant

3. The moment this Stem borers  pests of crops bore holes and eat up the plant tissue and then destroying the shape and the strength of the stem, the plant is rendered weak and May die off.




How to prevent stem borers from destroying the tissues of crops
We all know that stem borers are capable of destroying the tissues of plant thereby rendering the plant weak and it may die off.

 so there are ways to protect this from happening.  if Stem borers activities are allowed to continue  unchecked it may inflict pain on the crops which may result in Lower yield of crop production

Here are possible methods of preventing stem borers from affecting crop plant


Prevention and control measures of stem borers pest of crops


1. If you notice any trace of stem borers in your farm, what you do first is you identify the crop that is affected, uproot  and burn the plant

2. To prevent the spread of stem borers best of crop, you have to try as a farmer to always pray with insecticide like gamalin 20


3. In trying to prevent the spread of Stem borers, you as a farmer must try to indulge on early planting of crops


4. Another natural method of preventing stem borer pest of crops from spreading is to always practice crop rotation on the farm


5. Planting of disease resistant types of crops that are not susceptible to the attack of stem borers is always advised



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