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Gov’t buys pesticides to fight armyworm

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has procured 23,000litres of pesticides to fight the menacing African armyworm that has ravaged crops in several districts in the country. This was revealed by the Prime Minister, Robinah Nabbanja on Thursday, April 14 2022 while presenting a statement on the Floor of Parliament on …

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African armyworm ravages farms in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |The ministry of agriculture has warned that several parts of the country have been invaded by the African armyworm (larva of Spodoptera exempta), a pest that attacks cereals and grasses or pastures. Agriculture Minister Frank Tumwebaze tweeted on Tuesday that so far, 14 districts have …

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