Articles tagged 'army worm'

Fall army worms damage Gwanda maize crop 24 September 2018 GWANDA - Agriculture, Lands and Rural Resettlement ministry has said the crop-devouring caterpillars known as fall army worms had damaged 30 percent of the maize crop in Gwanda. The pest is native to the Americas but has spread to African countries including Zimbabwe, Malawi, South Zambia, Nam...
Armyworm outbreak destroys 148 000ha maize 8 March 2018 HARARE - Armyworms has destroyed a fifth of maize crops in Zimbabwe, spreading to all districts in the last few weeks, the Agricultural Technical and Extension Services (Agritex) has said. Zimbabwe's maize crop, the staple grain for the impoverished nation, has seen 148 489 hectares out of the...
US fights fall armyworm in Zim 14 February 2018 HARARE - The United States is partnering with 350 000 Zimbabwean farmers and other local experts to stop the spread of the fall armyworm. The caterpillar is native to North and South America, though it has already spread to other parts of Africa including Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, South Africa...
Army worm detected in Manicaland 24 December 2017 HARARE – This year's Command Agriculture yield is under threat amid reports that the fall armyworm that ravaged last season's crop has been identified in some parts of Manicaland Province. Farmers in the eastern lowveld of the country told the Daily News on Sunday last week that the armyworm h...
Fresh armyworm outbreak in Zim 7 December 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe is battling to control a fresh outbreak of fall armyworm pests. Government has launched a new programme to combat the fall armyworm (FAW) in the country. The FAW is a trans-boundary pest that is difficult to manage and was first reported in southern Africa in late 2016. ...
Joburg sets aside R6m for farmers hit by army worm 20 February 2017 JOHANNESBURG - The Gauteng provincial government has set aside an initial R6 million to assist farmers affected by the destructive fall army worms. MEC for Agriculture Lebogang Maile visited affected farms and interacted with them in the Bronkhorstpruit area, east of Pretoria. The crop-dest...
Zim faces locust invasion 15 February 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe faces a red locust invasion which further threatens maize and wheat yields, as the country battles to control fall army worm that has ravaged crops. The red locusts — a large grasshopper species — are aggressive and destructive crop-eating pests that move in swarms, feeding o...
Armyworms invade fields 8 January 2017 HARARE - There are fears that Zimbabwe's maize harvest could be completely wiped out by an invasion of armyworms, so named because they eat most vegetation in their way. Maize is a staple crop in Zimbabwe and any threat to the harvest could push the country further into food insecurity. Thi...