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Army worms ravage Luano

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Luano District Agriculture Coordinating Officer(DACO) Roy  Kalipenta has disclosed that almost 2,000 hectares of farm fields have been attacked by army worm pests over the past few weeks.

ZANIS reports that Mr. Kalipenta confirmed that a total of 1,982 hectares of fields had come under attack from the pests which are feeding on the leaves of the maize crop.
He said so far, a total of 1,033 farmers in all the eight agriculture camp zones in the district had reported the presence of army worm attacks.
Mr Kalipenta however pointed out that his office has so far received a total of 650 liters of chemical spray to combat the pests.

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