Phalombe hit by armyworms

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Armyworms have destroyed 60 hectares of maize in Phalombe East Constituency, according to Member of Parliament for the area Amos Mailosi, Malawi24 can report.

Armyworms have been a problem for a long time in Malawi and in 2010 they attacked nine districts in the country and destroyed 5,000 hectares of crops.

Mailosi said the armyworms have affected areas like Mamazambala, Madeya, and Kapito in the district.

Armyworms

Armyworms: Destroying crops. (Google image).

“The armyworms have affected most villages with Nkhulani and Nazombe being the worst hit and we linked up with the district’s agricultural development office who applied pesticides,” said Mailosi.

He further said that they still need help as the problem would cause hunger since the district feeds the nation.

“We are appealing to government through the ministry of agriculture to help us, we grow a lot of crops which feeds the nation and this outbreak is a blow to us,” he said.

Phalombe district is one of the districts that were affected by floods which destroyed crops in the last growing season.

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  1. That is some of the signs which god will use to punish us for not following his rules,remember what happened to pharao of egypt when he tried to play with the almighty god?now we are legalising gays system,telling women to abort whenever they want,prostitution is on increase nowadays now you are bowing to europeans for donation forgeting that there is god of jealous almighty jahova who dont want his people to worship other gods so we better just wait see what comes next and there is this group of people who cheat people in the name of god that they are prophets how could afamily all became the chosen ahusband aprophet his wife aprophetness whatever name you call them but we all have to know that we are inn for more troubles if we dont repent now!!!

  2. We are in times of turbulent why has God forsaken us ? Nothing is moving in My mother country of Malawi so help us God The creator! I can forsee hunger is looming, cry my beloved mother Malawi!