Native to North and South America, armyworm, a kind of caterpillar that burrows deep into corncobs and more than 100 other kinds of plants, was detected on the African continent last year.

SYDNEY - Parts of Australia's farming industry are rushing to recruit a new generation of tech-savvy graduates as the sector swaps its bucolic past for a future of drones, robots and automated sens

Sustainable land management practices can be enhanced by reconciling environmental and development objectives while incorporating climate resilience. A growing international consensus indicates a need to look at the bigger picture and not just treat sectors selectively and independently.

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has confirmed that the fall armyworm is indeed in SA.

Rome — Wheat rust, a family of fungal diseases that can cause crop losses of up to 100 per cent in untreated susceptible wheat, is making further advances in Europe, Africa and Asia, according to t

The number of Kenyans in need of relief food has risen to 2.7 million from 1.3 million last year, a government agency has said.

Heavy and persistent rainfall has destroyed several houses and hectares of crops in Dedza.

The most affected area include Mua which is within the area of Senior Chief Kachindamoto.

Scientists are calling for urgent action to halt the spread of a pest that is destroying maize crops is spreading rapidly across Africa.

An invasive pest known as the armyworm is rapidly spreading in the African continent, destroying maize crops.

The food supply is being increasingly challenged by climate change and water scarcity. However, incremental changes in traditional cropping systems have achieved only limited success in meeting these multiple challenges. In this study, we applied a systematic approach, using model simulation and data from two groups of field studies conducted in the North China Plain, to develop a new cropping system that improves yield and uses water in a sustainable manner.

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