Pests send prices of pesticides drastically high

An outbreak of army worms and stalk borers have pushed up pesticide prices. Interviews conducted in Lusaka revealed that prices for pesticides had gone up by as much as K30 with lambda boxer and belt high in demand. “We are buying a liter of chemicals at K80, where we would…

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Stalk borers pile more woes on maize farmers

Stalk borers are causing maize farmers even more headaches, attacking more than 500 hectares of maize lands in Central and Muchinga provinces. Central province’s Mumbwa District Commissioner Felix Ndopu and his Muchinga’s Luwingu counterpart Patrick Chanda confirmed the latest development. “So far more than 500 hectares of the land in…

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