General News of Thursday, 10 May 2012Source: citifmonline.com The Volta Regional Directorate of Agriculture has commenced spraying rice farms in Ketu south district to prevent the spread of army worm invasion in the district.
Over 2000 acres of rice farms in parts of the Volta Region have been attacked by army worms. A similar situation has been recorded in the Damgbe East district of the Greater Accra Region.
The Regional Director for Agriculture, John Tsrakasu, says the extension officers are on the look out to end the spread.
“This involves everybody, firstly the farmers will not like to lose their farms, many of them have left their offices are on the field to try and assist in controlling the situation,” he explained.
Mr. Tsrakasu however cautioned that the outbreak of army worms could occur again as a result of the unpredictable rains.**