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India produces more than 20 million tonnes of maize every year, with the highest area under cultivation in Karnataka.(For representation)

Warning issued about threat to India’s maize crop from invasive worm

By Snehal Fernandes | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2018 09:58 PM IST
The Indian Council of Agricultural Research on July 30 issued a ‘pest alert’ based on results of surveys conducted between July 9 and July 18 that recorded more than 70% prevalence of the Fall Armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) in a maize field in Chikkaballapur, Karnataka
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