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Worm invasion feared as maize planting starts


The Kakamega government has reassured farmers it will tackle fall armyworm that ravaged 12,000 acres of maize last year. At least 12,355 acres of maize in Kakamega county were ravaged by fall armyworm during the short rains season in August-December last year. Even with the infestation, Kakamega farmers harvested 2.5 million bags in 2017, up from 2.1 million bags in 2016. “We are targeting more than three million bags as we move towards enhancing food security,” Kutima said. The county will also supply maize seeds at Sh200 for 2kg packet.


Source: The Star March 08, 2018 21:11 UTC



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