Reuters investigated the extent of the devastation brought by the fall armyworm pest, revealing it has affected crops in more than 50 of Thailand’s 76 provinces. In recent months, the pest has also been found in 18 of China’s 33 provinces and regions and is now threatening to spread across the key corn region in the northeast. Reuters found that Asia’s millions of smallholder farmers are likely to take a bigger hit from the pest than larger growers given their reluctance to adopt new technologies to combat production threats.
Reuters reveals how a pest is decimating Thailand’s maize crop
20 June 2019, 12:00 am 1 minute
Type: Reuters Best
Sectors: Commodities & Energy