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Malawi Tells Farmers Not to Panic Over Army Worms

Officials in Malawi say they are on high alert for a possible invasion of army worms which have attacked crops in neighboring Zambia. The country is spraying pesticides in an effort to halt the spread. Army worms are caterpillars that feed on green pastures and cereal crops like maize, a staple food in Zambia and Malawi. The worms invaded Zambian maize crops last month in four provinces: Copperbelt, Central, Eastern and Lusaka. Figures from the Zambian Disaster and Management...

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