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Saturday, 02 February 2019 - 8:52
Virus to combat Fall Army Worm from next Yala Season
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The Department of Agriculture said that the virus to combat the Fall Army Worm, known as SENAA will be used when cultivating corn from the next Yala season.

Director General of the Department W M W Weerakoon said that currently tests are been carried out.

Meanwhile, the Crops Research and Development Institute said that the bacteria – Basilles Kurenjaitis found from Sri Lanka and 4 types of insects can be used to combat the fall army worm.

Minister of Agriculture P Harrison meanwhile, requested corn farmers not to sell their produce for less than 45 Rupees per Kilogram.

This was amidst revelations that some traders were attempting to purchase corn at a lower price, citing the fall army worm as a reason.
    

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