National task force wants declaration of emergency on army worms

The National Task Force on Falls Army Worms (FAW) has called on Federal Government to declare a state of emergency on army worms in Nigeria. The committee said the declaration became necessary following the need to sustain the fight against army worms which had led to the loss of estimated N275.4 billion by maize farmers in the South West alone. The African army  worm (Spodoptera exempta), also called on okalombo, kommandowurm or nutgrass army worm, is an African moth and a very deleterious pest, capable of destroying the entire crops…

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