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Agency Steps Up Fight Against Papaya Mealybug with Natural Enemy in Kenya

The fight against the devastating papaya mealybug (Paracoccus marginatus) in Kenya is being stepped up with the release of a natural enemy – Acerophagus papayae – in four more counties that run the risk of being blighted by the pest. Rapid Spread and Devastating Consequences CABI researchers found that more than half of Kenya has …

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KALRO gives Busia farmers 55,000 free guava, gooseberry and jack fruit seedlings

Guava fruit juice. KALRO is sensitising farmers in a campaign aimed to promote farming of underutilised fruits of which guava is one. Photo: Zablon Oyugi. Kenya Agricultural & Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) in partnership with USAID is distributing over 55,000 guava, gooseberry and jack fruit seedlings to farmers in Busia County in a campaign to entice …

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