Denis Wokorach, the Secretary of Production, and Marketing for Lakwaya Sub County says that the disease was last week confirmed by the district veterinary department and has so far killed and infected dozens of cattle in Loyo AJonga Parish in the last two weeks.
Grace Abalo, a wholesale dealer and farmer in Loyo Ajonga Village told URN that she harvested 170 sacks of sunflower seeds approximately 9,350 kilograms. She explains that she was able to sell to Lira City and some local dealers within Omoro district.
A kilogram of sunflower seeds is currently being sold at Shillings 1,400 as compared to Shillings 800 in the previous season.
In most areas, the farmers have started clearing their plots of land through, ploughing with oxen, and rudimentary farm tools while others also sorting their seeds ready for planting in the coming months.
The soil sensor plays a vital role in modern agricultural and horticultural management and provides a regular assessment of major nutrient levels in the soil to make fertilizer recommendations and to ensure optimum growing conditions.
Joseph Bongomin, one of the farmers in Lujorongole Parish, told URN that the heavy rainfall and hailstorm destroyed his 15-acre crop garden comprising soya bean (4acres), sim sim (6) and cassava (5) leaving him stranded.
While conducting the exercise, Oyaro made incantation locally known as ‘’Agat’’, picked remains of the large intestine ‘’wee’’ and smeared on Aluma`s bare chest while he pleads with the gods to forgive them and relieve them of further destruction.
Francis Odongakara, the Along West Local Chairperson told URN on Saturday that more than 800 acres of crops belonging to about 150 households were razed to the ground during the heavy rains accompanied by hail storms.
Benson Okello, a Tobacco farmer in Odek Sub-County in Omoro District reveals that over 100 farmers were forced to sell their produce cheaply. He says the remaining 18 farmers are still trapped with 5.5 tonnes of tobacco.
An outbreak of fall army worms in Omoro district in Acholi sub region is ravaging hundreds of acres of crop fields in various sub counties. The pests that were first reported in April this year have so far destroyed an estimated 500 acres of Maize in the sub counties of Odek, Lalogi, Lakwana, Koro, Bobi and Ongako.
The Secretariat of Operation Wealth Creation OWC has lifted the suspension it instituted in supply of seeds to drought affected districts in Northern Uganda. On Thursday, three large consignments of fruit seedlings arrived in Omoro district for distribution to various farmers groups, a week after 26 metric tons of maize seeds was planted on over 140 acres of farmland.
Denis Obong, the Omoro District Returning Officer says although the election was peaceful throughout the district, he decided to cancel results from Rom Catholic Chapel polling station because of polling irregularity.