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11:14
11:14

Scientists Move Towards Biological Weapon Against Fall Armyworm 1

The scientists in a study published in the Journal of Insects have discovered that eggs of another moth originating from the America can be an environmentally friendly option to synthetic insecticides being used in the management of the pest.
06:54
06:54

Fall Armyworm Devastates Maize Gardens in Kasese 2

Bernard Kule another farmer lost three acres of maize field to the pest. He says the recommended pesticides that can be used to stop the pest are too costly for them.
11:26
11:26

Moroto Farmers Gain Little from Heavy Rains moroto district 1 2

Mark Loli, the Moroto District Agricultural Officer, says little has been achieved from the rains that the district received. He notes that most farmers planted late and water logging affected many gardens.
17:12
17:12

Ugandan Firms Shortlisted in USAID's Fall Army-worm Tech Prize fall armyworm 1 1

he Fall Armyworm Tech Prize is a Feed the Future prize funded by The U.S. Agency for International Development USAID. It has shortlisted the three app developers as part of the Africa-wide search for technologies to fight Fall armyworm FAW
14:32
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Pader Farmers Panic as Armyworm Invade Maize Gardens fall armyworm 1

The Pader District Agriculture Officer, Peter Odongkara has confirmed receiving reports about the army worm invasion and floods from different sub counties. He however, says they are yet to determine the extent of the damage caused.
18:19
18:19

Fall Army Worms Hit Luweero fall armyworm 4 1

George Musoma the LC 3 Chairman of Bamunanika sub county explains that some farmers have tried to buy pesticides but they are not effective and others are fake.
15:41
15:41

Fall Armyworm: Ministry Sounds Alarm faw 2 1 Top story

Maize farmers are being asked to be on the lookout against the return of the fall Armyworm as the rains intensify. The Agriculture ministry has confirmed the outbreak of the destructive moths in the districts of Rubanda in Kigezi and Abim in Karamoja. The outbreak of the migratory pests has also been confirmed in Kenya, Rwanda and Ethiopia.
08:00
08:00

Govt Alarmed by High Demand for Pesticides fall armyworm 2

Stephen Byantwale Tibeijuka, the Acting Commissioner in charge of Crop Protection, says the Ministry of Agriculture is alarmed by the number of farmers asking to be supplied with pesticides. Byantwale says chemical pesticides are harmful to the environment, the users and to those who consume farm products, noting that pests could also develop resistance over time.
17:07
17:07

Uganda On Alert as Bird Flu is Confirmed in DRC fall armyworm 1

The Food and Agricultural Organisation this week confirmed outbreaks of Bird Flu in southern Africa so far reported in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe, and South Africa. The organisation warned that the spread of avian influenza has far-reaching animal health, food and nutritional security and socio-economic impacts in the Sub region.
15:41
15:41

Experts Meet As Army Worm Spreads to South Sudan fall armworm 1 Top story

The army worm whose presence has already been felt in Uganda is a new pest in Africa, preferring maize plants, but feeds on sorghum, millet, vegetables and other crops as well.
07:56
07:56

Fall Army Worm Ravages Maize Gardens in Omoro District fall armyworm 2

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.
12:47
12:47

Fall Armyworm Here to Stay - Experts pests 1

Experts in food and agriculture say the Fall armyworm could continue to multiply and become endemic across the African continent. This is part of the outcome of a two-day meeting convened by Food and Agricultural Organisation to tackle the outbreak of the pest which has now spread to twenty African countries including Uganda.
11:55
11:55

We Need Joint Spraying of Fall Armyworm - Bulambuli Farmer bukoola chemicals 1 2

Gibutayi Florence, the Chairperson of Tabu Integrated Cooperative Society says the current arrangement in which farmers individually spray their gardens seems not to be effective.
15:28
15:28

Agrochemical Dealers Run Out of Army Worm Pesticide fall armyworm 4 1

But efforts to eradicate the caterpillars that march across the landscape in large groups feasting on grassy plants have been dampened by the shortage of the recommended pesticides. A number of agrochemical shops sampled by the URN reporter in Luweero said they were overwhelmed by the demand for pesticides.
17:26
17:26

Food Activist Faults Govt On Fall Armyworm 2 1

A food rights activist has raised concern over governments late response to the outbreak of the Fall Armyworm in the country. Agnes Kirabo, the Executive Director Food Rights Alliance, in interview says the Ministry of Agriculture did not give a convincing reason why it had to wait for several months before announcing the Fall Armyworm outbreak.
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.
18:14
18:14

NARO Indentifies Pesticides Against Armyworm fall armyworm 1

A source at Ministry told Uganda Radio Network that National Agriculture Research Organisation NARO has successfully tested the pesticides on gardens in Kakiri, Wakiso district, and found that they could control the fall army worms by about 70 if properly applied.
16:43
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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.
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