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Fall Armyworm Symposium: Laboratory Rearing of the Fall Armyworm

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Florida Entomologist
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Abstract

At the Southern Grain Insects Research Laboratory, capability for rearing the fall armyworm, (FAW), Spodoptera frugiperda (J. E. Smith), has increased from a few hundred per day in 1960 to 10,000 per day in 1978. The potential capacity is 100,000/day if use is made of multi-cell form-fill-seal equipment presently available. Cost of rearing 1,000 FAW pupae increased from $16.50 in 1967 to $31.60 in 1978. The 1978 cost can be reduced 55% by using form-seal equipment.

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