Namibia faces fresh army worm outbreakStaff Writer | February 13, 2018
Namibia’s Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry has warned that the country is likely to experience a second fall army worm outbreak in a row, following last year's one.
Africa Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry:
The pheromone traps, procured by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), were distributed to Southern African countries, including Namibia.
Allafrica.com reports that other countries currently affected by the outbreak during the 2017/18 cropping season are Malawi, South Africa and Zambia of which about 55,000 hectares are affected altogether.
In Namibia, last year army worms caused extensive damage to households in the North-eastern region.
The Ministry has assured that it is ready for the outbreak and has procured pesticides, which have already been distributed to all the crop growing regions in the country. ■