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US farmer grows produce with no soil, no sunshine and no pesticides

  An American farmer is now growing leafy greens such as baby kale, arugula, butterhead lettuce and basil all year round without pesticides, soil or even...

Watch out! Crop-destroying armyworm spreading

A crop-destroying caterpillar native to the Americas is "spreading rapidly" in Africa and threatens farming worldwide, the Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (CABI)...

Is Professor Wilson the man with armyworm solution?

Kenneth Wilson is the man Africa needs, right now. A Lancaster University professor, Wilson is the man who has been studying army worms and...

Using diatomite for pest control

As farmers grapple with voracious pests in farms and stores, new pest control methods are being fronted as the ultimate solution to the farmers’...

How to defeat armyworms in Africa

Tackling the menace of the tenacious fall armyworm pest and avoiding economic hardship for smallholders across Africa requires quick and coordinated action, a massive...

The story of Sakata, Nyaga and Monica F1

When Joseph Njeru Nyaga dreamt of venturing into tomato farming – and earning a decent living – he scrolled the internet as he searched...

On a South African farm, despair over armyworm attack

Peeling back the maize plant's leaves reveals a small brown caterpillar—an armyworm that writhes as it burrows into the heart of the crop, producing...

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