At least 400 hectares of maize field in Tanzania’s northern district of Arusha are on the brink of destruction after an invasion of fall armyworms, destructive pests that are threatening food secur

At least 400 hectares of maize field in Tanzania's northern district of Arusha are on the brink of destruction after an invasion of fall armyworms, destructive pests that are threatening food secur

The cost of living could go up if the findings of a new report are anything to by.

Blantyre District Agriculture Development Officer (DADO), Linda Mphande Wednesday confirmed that a total of 2,843 hectares of maize fields has been affected by Fall Army Worms.

The country is staring at a food shortage following declined maize and wheat production in the North Rift region - the country's grain basket this season caused by disease outbreaks and erratic wea

Mwanza — THE government has reported an invasion of a dangerous crop killer worms that have since destroyed some farms around the country.

Over 4000 hectares of maize field has been affected by fall army worms in Balaka with 39 percent of the crop heavily damaged, the District’s Agriculture Development Office (DADO) has disclosed.

Malawi continues to be affected by armyworms as the pest has destroyed half of Malawi’s planted irrigation maize this year.

A critical question for agricultural production and food security is how water demand for staple crops will respond to climate and carbon dioxide (CO2) changes, especially in light of the expected increases in extreme heat exposure. To quantify the trade-offs between the effects of climate and CO2 on water demand, we use a ‘sink-strength’ model of demand which relies on the vapour-pressure deficit (VPD), incident radiation and the efficiencies of canopy-radiation use and canopy transpiration; the latter two are both dependent on CO2.

Half of Malawi's maize has been infected by crop-munching armyworms, a senior government official said on Thursday.

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