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Murang'a armyworm invasion leads to losses

By Boniface Gikandi | August 31st 2017

Farmers in various parts of the county are counting their losses after fall armyworms invaded their farms.

The worms were first spotted on maize farms in Kiharu, Kangema and Maragua last week. Farmers now want the county government to intervene because the recommended chemicals have failed to eradicate the worms.

But County Agriculture and Livestock Executive Albert Mwaniki said the farmers had been given the right chemicals to use on their crops.

"The chemicals were released to farmers and there is progress on the farms visited by agriculture experts," said Mr Mwaniki.

He said extension officers had been deployed to educate farmers on the use of chemicals to control the worms. 

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