Farmers asked to help identify worm

It turns out the outbreak of worms in the Mokopane area in Limpopo and Rayton in eastern Gauteng during September and October 2013, was not army worm, but another kind of worm.

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This was according to Margaret Kieser of the Agricultural Research Council (ARC) Plant Protection Research Institute. Kieser asked affected landowners to send pictures of any worm outbreaks they may experience, noting the time and place of the occurrence so that different species can be identified and the control thereof can be co-ordinated. 

Contact Margaret Kieser, ARC Plant Protection Research Institute, at [email protected].