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14:23
14:23

Fall Armyworms Devastate Gardens in Nebbi fall army worms 1 1

45-year-old Acirocan Pepetwa, a maize farmer in Kothungola village, Nebbi district says she has lost close to 3 acres of maize, which has been destroyed by fall armyworms.
19:53
19:53

Southwestern Uganda To Suffer More Crop Loss - Report food insecurity 1

The Famine Early Warning Network report for July however said food security among poor households will improve due to the availability of some harvests and declining market prices. It concludes that due to the combined impact of below-average rainfall and Fall Armyworm, national production is expected to be 15 to 30 percent below average.
15:10
15:10

Soroti Residents Demand Priority For Pest Control soroti district

Helen Akurut, 40, a resident of Asuret Sub County says government seems reluctant on pest control yet its a key obstacle to agricultural production.
10:21
10:21

Luweero Farmers Post Good Harvests Despite Army Worm fall army worms 4 2

Haruna Kasirye, the Luweero District Agriculture Officer says although the maize was attacked by fall army worm, farmers were able to fight it through massive spraying boosted by normal rains as forecast by Uganda National Meteorological Authority.
07:40
07:40

Worry as Fall Army Worm Extends to Kabale fall army worms 4 1 Top story

Robertson Kansiime, the Kabale District Agriculture Officer, says he hasnt received information about the worms. He has promised to follow up the matter and see how the farmers can be helped.
10:44
10:44

Land Wrangles, Army Worm Hamper Operation Wealth Creation fall army worms 1 4

Lt. Gen. Charles Angina, the Deputy Chief Coordinator of Operation Wealth Creation-OWC, says they have so far distributed inputs worth billions of Shillings to farmers.
11:53
11:53

Gov't Considers Aerial Spray Against Fall Armyworm pesticides 1 1

Jane Namugambe, a resident of Kabanyi village in Luweero Sub County is among the farmers whose maize is under attack by the fall army worm. She blames government for taking long to respond to the problem.
08:48
08:48

Kaberamaido Farmers Plead for Army Worm Mass Spray fall army worms 1

Farmers in the Sub Counties of Aperkira, Ochero, Alwa, Kaberamaido, Bululu, Kobulubulu, Kalaki, Kakure, Apapai and Anyara have reported significant losses as the caterpillars march across gardens in large groups feasting on maize, sorghum and millet gardens.
07:44
07:44

Farmers Reject Gov't Interventions against Deadly Army Worms pesticides 3 1

The Ministry of Agriculture announced yesterday that it had secured 4.5 billion Shillings to be used to buy pesticides, motorized spray pumps and for holding awareness meetings with farmers as it seeks to battle the deadly caterpillars that have devastated gardens in more than 50 districts.
14:49
14:49

Agriculture Gets More Money for Army Worm Control vincent sempijja 1 2 Top story

Agriculture Minister, Vincent Bamulangaki Sempijja confirmed that the Fall Army-worm has marched further to 54 districts. The Government has subsequently increased the funding towards emergency coordination against the Fall Army-worm believed to have been in the country since mid-last year.
11:41
11:41

Mbale Confirms Outbreak of Army Worms fall army worms 2 4

Peter Julius Ayo, Mbale district Agricultural officer says the caterpillars have been reported in nine sub counties including Bungokho, Namabasa, Bubobi, Bumasiki, Busiu, Nyondo and Busoba.
15:26
15:26

Fall Army Worm Threatens Uganda's Exports To Europe pesticides 1 Top story

Agriculture Minister, Vincent Bamulangaki Sempijja while announcing the outbreak on Friday alluded to the fact that the outbreak would have an impact on the countrys economy and foreign exchange earnings.
16:19
16:19

Govt Confirms Fall Armyworm Outbreak fall army worms 1 Top story

The Government has finally confirmed the outbreak of the Fall Armyworm several weeks after the marching worms destroying the maize crop in most parts of the country.
12:46
12:46

Armyworm Outbreak Confirmed In Luweero insecticides 4 2

The Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries has tasked a private company to conduct a trial on insecticides that can combat the outbreak of fall army worms. Haruna Kasirye, the Luweero District Agriculture Officer, says that a sample of caterpillars that were picked from maize gardens and sent to Crop Protection Department of the Ministry of Agriculture revealed that they were fall army worms.
16:56
16:56

Suspected Fall Armyworms Ravage Maize Gardens in Luweero fall army worms 3 2

The discovery raises fear among farming communities following reports that the worms have razed gardens in areas where they were first reported adding to the devastation caused by a prolonged dry spell and severe drought, caused by the El Nino weather pattern in 2015-2016.
16:43
16:43

Could Integrated Pest Management Offer Solutions to Armyworm? fall army worms 1

Maize and rice researchers in Eastern and Southern Africa are exploring the possibility of applying Integrated Pest Management IPM to contain the fall army worm.
15:55
15:55

Agriculture Experts in Zambia Over Fall Armyworm Outbreak maize 2 1

The experts from the Crop Protection Directorate expect to learn from Zambia how to control the spread of the fall armyworm now said to have invaded over twenty districts across the country.
07:08
07:08

Uganda on Alert as Fall Army Worm Spreads to Burundi maize 3 1

Dr Georg Goergen, an Entomologist with Biological Control Centre for Africa and International Institute of Tropical Agriculture IITA confirmed in an email that the fall army worm is already in Burundi.
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