The fall armyworms destroy a wide variety of crops leading to economic damage. During the spring season, the larvae stay on the ground feeding in grass and the smaller pants. Later they move up and feed on the plant leaves and the fruit destroying the crop completely. Mewar region has been hit by these fall armyworms.
On one hand where the masses are rejoicing over the good spell of monsoons, there on the other hand the farmers are shedding tears as the crops have been destroyed by these worms. Earlier the crops suffered because of rain and now it is the attack of these fall armyworms. Around 18000 hectare maize crop has been destroyed by these worms.
Most of the fields are full of water, the crops have fallen due to strong winds, and now excess of water is destroying the crops. The worms have added to the troubles. Farmers are forced to feed the destroyed crop to the cattle. This is affecting their income and they cannot help but shed tears of pain. The agriculture department is trying to study the depth of losses due to rains and the worms. Prior to this, the locust attack had also affected the crops.