Farmers at Janga in the West Mamprusi municipality of the Northern Region [in Ghana] are learning how to use drones and other newly introduced chemicals meant to fight an invasion of fall armyworms in the area. The intervention comes at a time when the worms have wreaked havoc on maize and rice farms.
The exercise was scheduled in response to a recent report by the Daily Graphic that the pest had resurfaced in the Nanumba South District and West Mamprusi municipality, destroying hectares of farms.
RMG Ghana Limited, an agro-input company, which organized the …. exercise …. took farmers through the use of drones, recommended time to spray, and how to apply pesticides that could help fight the worms. Read more