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Fall armyworm starts attacking South Africa soya bean crops
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Fall armyworm starts attacking South Africa soya bean crops

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The fall armyworm plague, which started marching through South African maize farms in December 2016, has now been found in soya bean crops.

This is according to Igni Bouwer, a Laeveld Agrochem agent in the Ermelo area, who says the pest was identified on a soya bean farm in the Dirkiesdorp district between Piet Retief and Wakkerstroom in Mpumalanga earlier this week.

“So far it seems as if the spread to soya beans in the area is only limited to one farm that has about 250 hectares of soya beans under irrigation,” Bouwer said.

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