Ghana: Farmers schooled on fall armyworm infestation
By Godfred A. Polkuu
Kalbeo — The Bolgatanga Municipal Directorate of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) has sensitized peasant farmers at Kalbeo, a community in the Municipality on effective ways to spray their farms to reduce the invasion of fall armyworms.
The farmers were shown the various types of chemicals used to spray the fall armyworms, how to reconstitute the chemicals with water, the process of spraying and precautionary measures needed to be observed when applying the chemicals.
[Dr. Bernard My-Issah, the Bolgatanga Municipal Director of MOFA,] said "there is a gap in terms of the capacity to fight the fall armyworms and the technical know-how on the part of the farmer".
Mr Richard Akeemboya, a farmer in the Kalbeo community, said the move by MOFA to sensitize farmers was in the right direction adding that it would help them identify early signals of the presence of the worms to enable them respond swiftly.
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