Sunday 19 May 2019 ,
Sunday 19 May 2019 ,
Latest News
  • Stocks piling up in Khulna mills part of industry’s ‘chain of crises’
  • Boeing acknowledges flaw in 737 MAX simulator software
  • My second innings start: Quader
  • Speedy trial act to be in force for 5yrs more
  • Voting under way in final phase of Lok Sabha elections
17 February, 2019 09:31:36 AM / LAST MODIFIED: 17 February, 2019 11:46:41 AM
Print

Bangladesh under threat of armyworm, say scientists

Our correspondent, Jashore
Bangladesh under threat of armyworm, say scientists

Scientists of Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) have warned that the country is in threat of ‘fall armyworm’, a newly discovered worm which can destroy large cornfields overnight.

The new destructive worm is posing a big threat to farmers in Bangladesh and may even cause a famine-like situation, leaving farmers without any grain because of its massive destructive power, they said. Although no report of large scale attack of the worm has been received till now, BARI scientists have already started research works to address the worm.

The scientists came up with the remarks at a conference at the regional Agricultural Research Centre on Wednesday where US ambassador to Dhaka Earl R Miller was present.

Dr Syed Nurul Alam, director, planning and evaluation of BARI, presented the key note paper at the programme chaired by Dr Gobinda Chandra Biswas, chief scientific officer of the research centre.

The fall armyworm cannot be killed with chemical pesticides. They can only be controlled by applying bio-pesticides, but cannot be eradicated fully, scientists said.

The fall armyworm, the scientific name of which is Spodoptera frugiperada, is widely spread in many Asian countries like India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Thailand and Myanmar. Bangladesh will face an epidemic if the spread of this pest is not controlled at an early stage.

SI

Comments

Poll
Today's Question »
State minister for power Nasrul Hamid yesterday said everyone to have access to electricity by June. Do you think the feat achievable by the timeframe?
 Yes
 No
 No Comment
Yes 50.5%
No 45.6%
No Comment 3.9%
Video

Copyright © All right reserved.

Editor : M. Shamsur Rahman

Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

Editor : M. Shamsur Rahman
Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

Disclaimer & Privacy Policy
....................................................
About Us
....................................................
Contact Us
....................................................
Advertisement
....................................................
Subscription

Powered by : Frog Hosting