Greenlife Crop Protection Africa on 19th December, 2017 signed a pledge to donate insecticides and fungicides valued at KES 13.7 million to Makueni County. The donation of three different types of fungicides and one insecticide will be made during the 2017/2018 agricultural calendar of the county.
Anthracnose is a group of fungal infections caused by different kinds of fungi, with the most common genus being Colletotrichum Spp.It affects a wide range of plants, including cereals, legumes, vegetables, perennial crops and tree fruits and spreads very fast during rainy seasons.
Diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella (L.), is commonly known as the cabbage moth. The larvae feed on all plants in the Brassicaceae family, mainly Cabbage, kales and Weeds in this family. They cause damage by chewing the vegetative parts of the Crop reading to skeletonization or stunted growth by feeding on…
The Fall Armyworm (Spodoptera Frugiperda) is a pest that can cause economic damage to crop if left to multiply. They mainly attack maize crop but once its food crop is exhausted, will eat the next available crop including barley, millet, peanuts, rice, sorghum, soybeans, wheat etc.
“There will be impacts on the quantity, quality and location of the food we produce,” said Dr. Sam Myers, a medical doctor and senior research scientist studying environmental health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Although genetically modified organisms (GMOs) don’t appear by themselves to have ill effects on human health, the herbicides used on these crops could be an overlooked health threat, some researchers say in a controversial new opinion piece.