Fall Armyworm wreaks havoc in Kandapalla-Korale maize fields | Daily News

Fall Armyworm wreaks havoc in Kandapalla-Korale maize fields

Maize fields in the Kandapalla-Korale area of Dewahuwa, Matale, have been invaded by the Fall Armyworm, farmers in the area told the Daily News.

Dewahuwa United Farmers’ Organisation Chairman G.G. Gunadasa said that the Fall Armyworms have caused severe damage to crops in the area.

About 2,600 acres have been used for paddy cultivation in the same area. Therefore, there is the risk of them spreading to those fields as well, he added. Gunadasa further said the Agriculture officials have stated that the infestation should be stopped as soon as possible. He added that due to the issue, about 3,000 farmers in Dewahuwa have been faced with severe uncertainty regarding their crops.