Joyce Matheka’s one acre farm located in Makueni County in lower-eastern Kenya was a spectacle to behold on Friday thanks to a lush green foliage that announced a bumper harvest in the near future.

An outbreak of fall armyworms that has attacked corn plants in South Africa may spread to sugarcane in the KwaZulu-Natal province, where a warm climate would help the pest survive through the year,

The study by Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy shows that for every one acre of maize that is planted by small scale farmers, only 0.72 per cent of the seeds used are hybrid.

Farmers in Uganda have called on the government to put in place measures to help them manage the impending food shortage.

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).

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.

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.

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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