Farmers resort to extreme measures to repel army worms

The Zambian government has asked farmers not to resort to unscientific methods to repel the so-called army worms currently destroying the maize crop. “We advise farmers not to use washing detergents, or any other material, except the pesticides government has acquired to curb the attack of the army worms,” said…

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Army worms contained says government

The government, last week, initiated an emergency pesticide spray operation to halt the advance of army worms. The pest infested more than 100 000ha of maize lands. The spray operation is reported to have successfully controlled the pest. Patrick Kangwa, co-ordinator of the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) said…

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