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Army worm to stay in farmers gardens as more research is done

As farmers return to garden and are reporting army worm, government says that the army worm to stay in farmers gardens for some time as the researchers are developing scientific biological methods to deal with the persistent army worm.

The minister of Agriculture Vincent Bamulangaki Sempijja said that as government intensifies ways of stopping army worm, farmers should keep spraying their gardens with herbicides to control the army worm.

He said that researchers are considering infesting some army worm to attack and wipe out the normal army worm.

Army worm are more damaging maize and sugar cane plants.

Farmers losses over outbreak  of army worm could have bigger implication for the economy since  food prices had remained high because of the last poor harvest.

The fall army worm  was first detected in the three districts of Kayunga, Kasese and Bukedea between May and July 2016 but now it has spread in many districts

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