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Fall army worm can only be effectively controlled while the larvae are small. Early detection and proper timing of an insecticide application are critical.
Farmers should pay close attention to late planted fields or fields with a history of these problems.

  • Start monitoring for signs and symptoms of FAW one week after germination for early detection and effective control
  • Look for egg masses on the stem, upper / lower surfaces of the leaves
  • Look for patches of small “window pane” holes to large ragged elongated holes on the leaves emerging from the whorl
  • Look for light green to dark brown caterpillars with stripes down bodies on the leaves or in the whorl
  • Look for saw dust-like frass
  • Handpick and destroy egg masses and caterpillars if found.

Friday, 11th June 2021, the National Coordinator of the Ghana Agricultural Sector Investment Programme (GASIP), Mr. Klutse Kudomor planted a tree at the forecourt of the MOFA Project Office to commemorate the “Green Ghana Day", a day that has been set aside to plant some five million trees across Ghana. The event was joined by the Project Coordinator of GCAP, Mr. Osei Owusu-Agyeman, Director for Animal Production Directorate and the M&E Specialist for Outgrower and Value Chain Fund, Mr. Micheal Kpormegbe.

As an agricultural value chain Programme, tree planting plays a vital role in contributing to solving the impacts of climate change:

  • Planting trees is one of the biggest and cheapest ways of creating a carbon sink in tackling the climate crisis.
  • Agroforestry can stabilize land from erosion or natural disasters, improve soil health and groundwater recharge, and provide economic development for nearby communities.
  • Forests also provide vital habitat for animals and ecological services for humans, such as purifying the air we breathe and regulating local temperatures.

As a national exercise, the event also took place at various GASIP partnering Districts where over 20, 000 seedlings of various tree species were planted by all GASIP beneficiaries.

The event was used to admonish all farmers, not to only commemorate the day, but to do more beyond the planting, by watering and catering for the seedlings till they mature.

Government Urged to Design Policies to Improve Agric

13 September 2019
Government Urged to Design Policies to Improve Agric

Government has been urged to design national strategies and formulate policies for farmers to enable them adopt conservative agricultural practices, which are climate resilient. Madam Jocelyn G. Brown Hall, the...

Smallholder Farmers in Amanchia Trained in Conservation Agriculture

13 September 2019
 Smallholder Farmers in Amanchia Trained in Conservation Agriculture

  The Ghana Agricultural Sector Investment Programme (GASIP) has held a five-day training programme for smallholder farmers on sustainable farming through the adoption of conservation agriculture at Amanchia in the...

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