Ethiopia treats 617,000 hectares of maize amid armyworm outbreak
Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.
ADDIS ABABA, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- Ethiopia has treated some 617,056 hectares of maize that would otherwise be ravaged by the fall armyworm, Ethiopia's agricultural ministry said Thursday.
Tewabe Chane, communication expert at the Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, told Xinhua that the fall armyworm, first spotted in Ethiopia in late February, has spread to eight maize harvesting regions of the East African country.
According to Chane, Ethiopia has harvested more than 3 milli ...