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Sunday, 20 January 2019 - 8:31
Fall Army Worm affects corn cultivations island wide
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The Agriculture Department says that the fall army worm, known as the SENAA Caterpillar has affected corn cultivations island wide.

48,000 out of 81,000 hectares have accordingly been destroyed.

Meanwhile, UPFA Parliamentarian Roshan Ranasinghe visited the Sirikandu-Yaaya area in Polonnaruwa which has been affected by the fall army worm, and farmers expressed their grievances.

Meanwhile, Minister of Plantation Industries Naveen Dissanayake said that a committee has been appointed to find prompt solutions to the issue.

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