[Breaking]FALL ARMY WORMS INVADES AND DESTROYS CABBAGE GARDEN IN TUMU AHEAD OF THE FARMING SEASON SPARKING FEARS OF THEIR PRESENCE

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There is a clear resurface of fall army worms in Sissala East municipality which a warning to all stakeholders to prepare for its comeback. Yakubu Seidu, a gardener in Tumu who has for the past ten years planted and supplied many families and restaurants with his cabbage has lost everything this year to fall army worms at the point he was hoping to harvest.
The gardener told Radford News that at the point he suspected the infestation he realized that spraying it with any chemical which is not recommended could be dangerous to consumers he explained. Over 270 seedling that matured have no use because every layer of the vegetable leafs are destroyed to the root level and he has not been able to sell a single one of them.
He said he needs help to get chemicals he can use to kill the worms and grow different vegetables as small Okro is not safe too. This is a reminder to government and also to farmers to prepare and make chemicals available to combat the worm since at this early pre-season, fall arm worm has started destroying vegetables in gardens.
In another meeting organized by Asudev and Action Aid in Tumu for farmers on Wednesday, the director of Agric Mr. Clemet Kawuribi who told farmers that the activities of the fall army worm indicates they have come to stay and farmers should brace themselves up to contain them.

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