Abubakar declares Jigawa free of army worms


Gov. Muhammad Badaru of Jigawa State

Jigawa is free of armyworms infestation on maize farms, Gov. Badaru Abubakar has said.

Abubakar said this while in Dutse on Saturday while speaking with journalists.

He stated that although there is no report of armyworms presence in the state, the government has taken proactive measures aimed at preventing an infestation of the pest by acquiring agro-chemicals.

The African armyworm (Spodoptera exempta), also called or nutgrass worm is an African moth. It is a deleterious pest, capable of destroying entire crops in a matter of weeks.

They are caterpillar pests of grass pastures and cereal crops.

He said the state government had trained no fewer than 574 youths on pests control.

The governor added that the state government had a limited number of maize farms and did not have comparative advantage over the crop.

“We are working on hybrid…

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