Ajiboye Et Al


Ajiboye et al

Journal of Agricultural Sciences

Vol. 11(1), pp. 48-56, 2021

ISSN: 2276-7770

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Review of
Fall Armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda)
invasion in Nigeria and lessons learned for sustainable food production



Oluwafemi Ajiboye1; Sunday E. Aladele1; Marcus Ogunbiyi2;
Mayowa R. Olubiyi1; Clement Michael1; Olusola T. Oduoye 1;
Olabisi Olajire1; Oluwafeyidara Oyewole1



National Centre for Genetic Resources and
Biotechnology (NACGRAB), Moor Plantation, PMB 5382,  Ibadan, Nigeria.

Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural
Development, South West Regional Office, Moor Plantation, Ibadan.







Type: Research



Fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) is a lepidopterous insect pest belonging
to the family noctuidae. This insect pest was first discovered more than 200
years ago but was first recognized as a serious economic pest about 93 years ago
(Luginbill 1928). The study of review of Fall Armyworm in Nigeria was carried
out to know the present status, and various methods of control being used by
farmers. The methodology used is to search the available literature on the
status and the methods of control being employed by farmers. It was
discovered that in the states in Nigeria where Fall Armyworm (FAW) was
reported, an average of   395.05 hectares were affected per state.
Average of $52.7m was lost per state so far since 2016 in state affected by
FAW in Nigeria. Despite that there have been concerted efforts by various
stakeholders in controlling FAW, many farmers have abandoned maize farming
while sale of green maize during harvest has reduced drastically. It was also
discovered that farmers employed various materials both conventional and
unconventional for the control of Fall Armyworm (FAW). This discovery is very
important in FAW and environmental management and policy briefs.


Accepted:  22/01/2021

Published: 27/04/2021




ajiboyefemi2002@ yahoo.com



Fall armyworm; Lepidopterous; Noctuidae; economic pest;
Environmental management; Policy briefs








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Cite this Article: Ajiboye TO;
Aladele SE; Ogunbiyi M; Olubiyi MR; Michael C; Oduoye OT; Olajire O; Oyewole
O (2021). Review of Fall Armyworm (Spodoptera
) invasion in Nigeria and lessons learned for sustainable food
production. Greener Journal of
Agricultural Sciences
11(1): 48-56.


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