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A program to control fall armyworm menace

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By ITN News Editor January 16, 2019 19:11

A program to control fall armyworm menace

An operation is underway from today to 31st of this month to control fall armyworm menace in the country.
The operation will be implemented by the Department of Agriculture with the support of farmers, particularly targeting places in the North Central province. The maize cultivation in Galen-bindunu-weva, Thuru-vila and Horow-pathaana has been highly affected by the menace.
The farmers request the government to provide immediate relief for their damage. Meanwhile, Minister P.Harrison rejects the allegations made by Parliamentarian Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena on the measures taken by the government to control fall armyworm menace.
Minister P.Harrison highlights that this pest is not identical to Sri Lanka and the problem is present even in the U.S., African countries and the Asia. The Minister said that a complete range of initiatives have been taken to control the situation

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor January 16, 2019 19:11

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