Nakuru County tips farmers on how to fight the deadly fall armyworm

The county government of Nakuru is conducting surveillance training to maize farmers across the County that has been affected by the Fall Army Worm. County Executive Committee Member for Agriculture Livestock and Fisheries Dr.Immaculate Maina has advised farmers to practice integrated farming and spot control before resolving to use of pesticides. “We have noticed that the infestation is lower in mixed fields compared to fields where only one crop has been grown,” she noted. So far, Gilgil Sub County has been the most affected area in the region.Dr. Maina said…

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Nakuru County ready to combat fall army-worm, assures Agriculture CEC Dr Immaculate

  Nakuru County lost over 70, 000 hectares of maize, translating to thirty percent of the crop, to fall army-worm last year. The CEC for Agriculture, Dr Immaculate Maina said the invasion also led to increased expenditure on farmers due to high cost of pesticide and labor. “Consequently, the invasion had adverse effects on the environment and on pollinators such as bees by the continuous use of pesticides,” the CEC noted. While addressing a workshop on combating fall army worms in Nakuru today, Dr Maina said farmers and governments should…

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