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Updated On: Thursday, March 30 2017
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Armyworm Outbreak in Zimbabwe

1 March 2017, New York, USA | South-South News

An armyworm outbreak - the first emergence of the pest in southern Africa - is causing considerable crop damage in several countries. If the pest damage aggravates, it could dampen prospects for good harvests that are anticipated in the current farming season. Maize - a staple food in the region - has been the most affected, as well as other cereals including sorghum, millet and wheat.

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