Hunger might strike again this year as armyworms are on the loose

Armyworms

Malawi’s Ministry of Agriculture says armyworms are attacking crops in parts of southern region.

The armyworms known as false armyworms have so far hit Balaka, Mangochi Blantyre, Mulanje, Chiradzulu, Kasungu, Nsanje and Chikhwawa.

In a statement, the ministry said the false armyworms attack maize and other cereals by feeding on the crop.

Armyworms
Armyworms: Destroying crops. (Google image).

It says to date 2,000 hectares of maize crop have been affected. The ministry however has assured the public that the situation is under control.

The ministry further advised farmers to inspect their crops for any appearance of the armyworms and damaged maize tips.

The farmers have been advised to report any signs of attack to the nearest agriculture office.

The statement adds that farmers should apply Cypermethrin control pest which may be supplied by agriculture offices.

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68 Comments

  1. God is really speaking something is wrong guys very wrong lets go back to God . Malawi as a country lets seek the face of the most High God. I rest my case

  2. penapake miliri ikamabwera tisamanyoze kt anthu akumwera mukulangidwa chifukwa chamachimo anu tikatero tikulakwa kod simunawerenge m baibulo nkhan ya Yobu kt satana amagwesa miliri pakhom pa yobu kt yobu zikamupweteka atukawane mulungu

  3. Bad luck for our country. Army worms are attacking crops, on the other side we hear about Maize Gate. shame my beloved Malawi. Are we going to live like this?

  4. You must ask yourself why? Previously it was lack of rain and then it was flooding and now it is army worms, you have turned your back against The Most High

  5. Ndikungowona ma comment a Tumbuka lokha okha apa kkkkkkkkkk mubwele muzawone zomwe zili kuno ife tikunyadila kuti tikolola chaka chino kuposa dzaka zonse…….

  6. Here in zambia all the 10 provinces have been attacked by armyworms thanks to the government for releasing €30million to tackle the problem

  7. mulungu apereke kwambiri tizilomboto kut tiononge chimamanga koz anthu akumweranu mumazitcha kut ndinu akatakwe, nde mwini moyo wakwiya ,mukhaula muona mesa mukutenga pita kut ndiye mulungu wanu , nazoni mulungu oona sagona sachezera iye amavetsera nthawi zonse , nde muziona mwakula mwatha, ndimanyadira kukhala wa kumpoto kumalo kwa anthu alimbika ntchito za kumunda

    1. ngosaziwa kanthu ndipo saona kut tingasiyanitse bwanji choipa ndi chabwino , dats why chili chose chilango chimabwera kwaiwo b4 zitsanafike kwina tikanena kusefukira kwa madzi mmmm zimayamba kumwera konko njala nde ndinyimbo kale paja

  8. God is punishing southern region for what they did in 2014….simunatiii, chilala kenako kusefukira kwa madzi pano ndi armyworm kenakonso ng’amba….mudya “dpp yakwathu” yomweyooo

    1. Don’t insult southern region people, even in here I Zambia army worms are all over…don’t mix politics with nature.
      We saw floods in Northern region even South Africa its not about DPP…..grow up man….don’t divide people because of this..

    2. @evance charlie…..you have committed fallacies….im talking of malawi not zambia or south africa and lucky enough am in malawi so zambia issues have nothing to do with me….get yo fuckng head straight

    3. i repeat : this armyworm thing is the handwork of God to punish the southerners for their stupidity…God had done it before to egyptians, israelites and malawi isnt an exception…..!!! osadandaula mudya nsalu yachipani yomweyooo

    4. Nosese do u mean kuti every disaster ikachitika mbali inayake ya dziko ndichilango? posachedwapa kwanu ku mpotoko kuna sefukila madzi ndiyekuti chinali chilango poti mumasapota A mai Asatanic aja! ndi uyu mumati khaya bushirt ndakwiyanawe heavy usandiyakhulise chapakati pamene pambali ndi kupawona fusek.

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