Reports and sightings of the fall armyworm (FAW) in the North West Province has prompted the department of Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development (READ) to institute a plan of action to contain any possible outbreak of this pest in the province.
Spokesperson for READ, Emelda Setlhako advised all farmers and community members to visit the nearest READ service point to report any cases of suspected FAW.
READ had also made chemicals and sprayers available at all local area offices to assist small-scale farmers to control identified and reported FAW infestations, she said.
Thus far, FAW infestations had been detected throughout the country, including Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West and the Eastern Cape.
Report any sightings of Fall army worm to Jan Hendrik on 012 319 6384 or e-mail JanHendrikV@daff.gov.za.