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

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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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  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

  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

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