If you thought the current drought ravaging many parts of the country was bad enough, then brace yourself for an invasion of the armyworm.
Large acres of farms across Ghana have been invaded by army worms which have destroyed crops completely.
Scientists are concerned over the proliferation of highly virulent fungal wheat diseases, including two new races of yellow rust – one in Europe and North Africa and the other taking hold in East
A South African Emergency Plant Pest Response Plan, which deals with new pest detections, is already in motion to fight the Fall Army Worm (FAW).
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.
The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has confirmed that the fall armyworm is indeed in SA.
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.
Yellow rust has been detected in the wheat crop spread over five acres in Taprapur village of the district’s Saraswati block.
South Africa's agriculture ministry is registering pesticides for use against the fall armyworm in the event that tests confirm the presence of the Central American pest in the country's maize belt
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