R. RAVINDREN*, N.C. VENKATESWARLU, G.S. PANDURANGA, V.L.N. REDDY AND
B. RAVINDRA REDDY
Department of Entomology, S.V. Agricultural College, ANGRAU, Tirupati.
A field survey was conducted to record the incidence and infestation of fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda on maize in
various maize growing areas in Andhra Pradesh during rabi, 2019. The survey was undertaken in twenty four villages in four
major maize growing districts of Andhra Pradesh. The per cent incidence of fall armyworm ranged from 13.44 per cent to 87.99
per cent. The maximum pest incidence was recorded from Pallekona village of Battiprolu mandal in Guntur district (87.99%)
whereas the minimum incidence was recorded from Anamarajupeta village of Jami mandal in Vizianagaram district (13.44%).
Among mandals, the mean per cent incidence of fall armyworm was highest in Musunuru mandal of Krishna district (57.64%)
and the lowest incidence was recorded in Nuzvid mandal of Krishna district (24.32%). The mean per cent incidence of fall
armyworm was recorded highest in Vizianagaram district (50.16%) and lowest incidence in Krishna district (40.98%).
Andhra Pradesh, fall armyworm, maize, survey.