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Fall army worms

Fall Armyworm    Nigeria

What method is more organic in removing fall army worms in my maize farm?


Posted by: Royal Ugwuzor (2 points) Royal Ugwuzor
Posted: September 24, 2023




Answers

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1. Use Neem products. 2. Use Natural Enemies. 3. Hand picking. You can choose the most economical way.


Posted by: Moffat Jongwe (3 points) Moffat Jongwe
Posted: September 24, 2023




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it can be one of these: 1. use of beneficial insects that will be feeding on fall army worm eg ladybugs 2. by physically handpicking then destroy them. 3. some do prefer use of biological treatment by spraying juice made from green plants eg neem to kill them.


Posted by: Elenazio Chikufenji (3 points) Elenazio Chikufenji
Posted: September 24, 2023




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I totally agree with my colleagues,but it will depend on which stage the fall armyworm is at .if it is at egg stage,use of natural enemies(parasitoids) have proven to be successful. If it is at larval stage where the larvae chews the reproductive parts and leaves then handpicking would be ideal putting into consideration the size of the farm.You can also use botanical insecticides.


Posted by: Wongani Mtonga Mtonga (1 point) Wongani Mtonga Mtonga
Posted: September 24, 2023




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Indeed the aforementioned methods can be used,, but won't the use insecticides go against the "organic method" thing?


Posted by: Chisomo Mgoli (1 point) Chisomo Mgoli
Posted: September 25, 2023


Wongani Mtonga Mtonga commented,
Hello.Just to shade more light on my answer I said" botanical insecticides" not just "insecticides ".Botanical insecticides are organic and natural.Mostly they are derived from plants that have natural defensive properties a good example is neem leaves. I hope that answers your question 🙏
10 months ago.

Chisomo Mgoli commented,
oh alright....well understood now
10 months ago.

Wongani Mtonga Mtonga commented,
yeah sure. I am happy to hear that.
10 months ago.



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Dissolve cow dug manure with water and after mixing it apply to plant,


Posted by: Isaiah Matuntha (1 point) Isaiah Matuntha
Posted: September 25, 2023




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