Virus That Fights Fall Armyworm to Be Deployed!

An agreement has been signed to try and fight the fall armyworm, a pest that’s devouring crops across Africa, by infecting the caterpillars with a virus that keeps their population in check.


The product, Fawligen, contains a naturally occurring virus. It will be distributed across the continent, with the exception of Nigeria, by UPL Ltd., an Indian agrochemicals company, according to a statement



Fawligen is “a highly effective biological tool, which will help farmers to manage a pest that causes significant damage every year to key crops,” Marcel Dreyer, UPL’s regional head for Africa, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand, said in the statement.


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