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#Food : South Africa detects pest caterpillar damaging maize crop

South Africa farmers have reported a new pest caterpillar, similar to the fall armyworm, causing extensive damage to maize crops since December, the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said on Wednesday. 

South Africa detects pest caterpillar damaging maize crop


If the pest is confirmed as the invasive armyworm that has hit neighbouring countries it could have a disastrous impact on production of maize in South Africa, a major supplier of food to the region, the ministry said in a statement.



(Reporting by Ed Stoddard; writing by Joe Brock; editing by Jason Neely)
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