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Farmers turn to homemade insecticide to fight army worm

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Farmers turn to homemade insecticide to fight army worm

Desperate Kerio valley Maize farmers have resorted to using forms of concoctions to kill army worms which have destroyed hundreds of acres of maize in the agriculture rich North Rift region.

The dangerous worm, which threatens the country’s food basket, has seen farmers count losses after their crops were destroyed by the drugs resistant worms.

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The farmers in Kirumbopsoo, Baringo County have come up with home made spray that has helped fight the army worms.

According Jonathan Kiplagat, the spray that is a mixture of tobacco, ashes, washing powder and water, has at least helped them kill the worms.

Kerio Valley and Baringo have suffered the blunt of drought forcing residents to survive on wild fruits.

Written by Elizabeth Kibor

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