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New study cautions against reliance on pesticides to fight fall armyworm

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Farmers faced with the outbreak of the fall armyworm should go slow on harmful pesticides or risk dire environmental consequences. Scientists at Centre for Agricultural and Bioscience International are instead recommending the use of more environmentally sustainable biological controls through Integrated Pest Management (IPM). …

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ANALYSIS: Maize worm worries

Fall armyworms are back, but government’s help isn’t Kampala, Uganda | Andrew S. Kaggwa | The rains are back but so is the dreaded fall armyworm. This time it is attacking maize at a much younger stage – meaning it will be more costly for the farmers than last season. …

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ANALYSIS: After armyworm

Is Uganda ready for the next big attack? Uganda is under attack. It is under attack from the Fall Armyworm in what experts call a “biological invasion”. Unfortunately, it appears, the government was caught unprepared. It has reacted with a mixture of indecision, panic, bluff, and deployment of ineffective intervention. …

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