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Strange disease attacks maize in Serere

By Vision Reporter

Added 8th February 2018 01:18 PM

The most hit villages include; Akumoi, Nyorobe and Okolonga among others.

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The most hit villages include; Akumoi, Nyorobe and Okolonga among others.

Over 500 acres of maize and 14 of cassava in Akumoi parish Pingire sub-county in Serere district have been affected by a strange disease.

The most hit villages include; Akumoi, Nyorobe and Okolonga among others.

Speaking to Etop radio, Stella Akoromit and Richard Otala some of the affected farmers said the disease eats  the crops’ tubers making them rot and unsuitable for human consumption.

They lamented that the disease has affected their only source of income and therefore they can hardly sustain their families.

The area parish councilor Richard Ekwalu asked the sub-county and district authorities to dispatch a team of agricultural experts to ascertain the disease which has caused havoc on their crops.

"We are going to engage the agriculture officers to curb this problem," noted Ekwalu.

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