Crops Production How to combat fall army worm on my new farm

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8 replies, 2 voices Last updated by  Nanayaw 7 months, 1 week ago
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  • #4814

    Nanayaw
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    @nanayaw1989

    Hello fellows, i am glad to be part of this noble community, i have a new maize farm but concerned with how to prevent the emergence of fall army worm on it. Can any one help me with how to go about it. Thank you

  • #4823

    K. Afrane Okese
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    @kafraneokese

    Application of fertilizer at 100kg/acre of NPK and 50kg/acre urea
    Farm sanitation shd be adhered to
    Apply cymethoate super 35mls per knapsack at two weeks of sowing and increase to 40mls at 4 weeks
    Regular monitoring and scouting are essential.

    45mls at 4 weeks old. Continue at three weeks interval until tasselling

  • #4825

    Nanayaw
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    @nanayaw1989

    Thank you very much Mr Afrane fir this timely information. However, i also learnt Neemazal was the only pesticides proven effective among all goverment procured pesticides last year. I learnt it does nt only kill da pest but kills it eggs to to stop reproduction of it. Thank you.

  • #4826

    K. Afrane Okese
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    @kafraneokese

    You are welcome, Nana Yaw.

    Sure, Neemazal is at 30mls at the beginning, to 50mls at week 6 onwards. To avoid the development of resistance by the fall armyworm, you may have to be changing chemicals.

  • #4831

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    @nanayaw1989

    Ok well noted. so where will I get your recommended pesticides to buy and how many quantity please? thank you.

  • #4832

    K. Afrane Okese
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    @kafraneokese

    You can the recommended pesticides from any credible Agro-input shop. If you do not have a safe place to keep them, please buy just enough to use ie. about a litre.

  • #4833

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    @nanayaw1989

    OK Thank you Sir. but do u have any idea of the current price of maize ?

  • #4835

    K. Afrane Okese
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    @kafraneokese

    Not at the moment.

    Open another topic on that whiles I get that information for you.

  • #4836

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    @nanayaw1989

    ohk

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