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Chemicals for controlling fall army worms very efficacious – MOFA


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By
Robert Tachie Menson, GNA

Dormaa Ahenkro (B/A),
June 19, GNA – Mr Munkaila Jawad, the Dormaa Municipal Director, Ministry of
Food and Agriculture(MOFA), has refuted assertion by some maize farmers in the
Municipality that the chemicals used in 
the control of the fall army worm infestations is non-efficacious.

He said it was rather
the mode of application of the chemical which rendered i

By
Robert Tachie Menson, GNA

Dormaa Ahenkro (B/A),
June 19, GNA – Mr Munkaila Jawad, the Dormaa Municipal Director, Ministry of
Food and Agriculture(MOFA), has refuted assertion by some maize farmers in the
Municipality that the chemicals used in 
the control of the fall army worm infestations is non-efficacious.

He said it was rather
the mode of application of the chemical which rendered it ineffective.

Mr Jawad made this
known at an emergency meeting of the Assembly at Dormaa-Ahenkro on Monday.

He stressed that some
of the farmers applied the chemicals at wrong periods which could not kill the
worms.

“The farmers were
using the applications in the afternoon instead of morning. You need to target
the worms at the time when you will find them out on the corn. And this is
usually in the morning,” he added.

Mr Jawad said the
directorate was supplying maize farmers with the Adepa, Supertop, Confidor and
Bypel chemicals to control the infestations in the affected farms.

He advised the
affected farmer to monitor the efficacy of the chemicals and report results to
his outfit, saying because of lack of vehicle the directorate could not
undertake the monitoring.

Mr Jawad appealed to
the farmers to form groups to benefit from the free distribution of the
chemicals, saying the chemicals were not to be supplied to individual farmers.

GNA


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