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14 Jun 2018

According to the Department of Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), moths collected in traps in the Western Cape towards the middle and end of May 2018 were positively identified as FAW.

  1. Near lucern fields at Riviersonderend in the Western Cape.
  2. In wheat fields on two farms at Swellendam

Trapping should be extended to small grain farms at Napier and Caledon, Malmesbury, Mooreesburg, Piketberg, Clanwilliam, Vredendal – to determine how far the moth has spread through the province. Earlier in May reports were made that FAW was also detected near George in the Western Cape.

Report provided by Jan Hendrik Venter JanHendrikV@daff.gov.za