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Bugweri farmers decry fall armyworms invasion

Bugweri, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is a reported outbreak of fall armyworms in Ibulanku and Namalemba sub-counties in Bugweri district. According to residents, the worms are feasting on the green vegetation unsparingly leaving them in losses. Joel Isabirye, a resident of Namalemba trading center, says that prior to the …

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Fall armyworms, drought frustrate Karamoja farmers

Kotido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The outbreak of the fall armyworms and drought has dashed the hopes of farmers in the Karamoja region to get out of the biting hunger. The parasites have destroyed several acres of maize, millet and sorghum gardens in the nine districts of Karamoja sub region. …

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Luwero farmers battle resurgence of fall armyworms

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Maize farmers in Luwero district are struggling to fight the resurgence of fall armyworms weeks after another pest left a trail of destruction in the gardens. On March 26, the African armyworm was detected in Luwero at the farm belonging to Bugema University located in …

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Crop-devouring armyworms worry farmers in Kiruhura district

Kiruhura, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Farmers in Kiruhura district are bothered by the outbreak of fall armyworms which have so far been sighted in four sub counties. The migratory pests have spread to the areas of Kikatsi, Rweshande, Kayanja and Kanoni, where they have already destroyed several acres of pastures, …

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Zambia announces outbreak of fall armyworms

Lusaka, Zambia | Xinhua | An outbreak of fall armyworms has broken out in Zambia and threatened the country’s agricultural produce, a government official said on Wednesday. Reuben Phiri, the Minister of Agriculture, said the fall armyworms have so far been reported in Mkushi district in the central part of the …

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Fall armyworms destroy maize gardens in Gulu

 Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Farmers in Gulu are worried about the outbreak of fall armyworms (FAW) in their maize crops in the gardens. FAW also known as a butterfly is a pest of crops that attacks over 80 varieties of crops including maize, sorghum, sugarcane, cotton, rice and wheat …

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Farmers asked to alternate pesticides to control fall armyworms

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Agricultural Research Organization- NARO has asked farmers to use different pesticides to destroy fall armyworms. Winfred Aol Opio, an entomologist at NARO says that the worms become resistant to a single pesticide when used for two or more consecutive seasons in …

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