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Makueni to set up crop protection unit

Makueni to set up crop protection unit


Thursday, April 25, 2024

KNA by Patrick Nyakundi

Makueni County Governor Mutula Kilonzo Jnr has directed the Department of Agriculture to set up a rapid response crop protection unit to help farmers manage pests and control crop diseases in an effort to enhance food security.

Mutula said this on Wednesday outside his Wote town office where he received a consignment of assorted agricultural chemicals and equipment from the Ministry of Agriculture.

Among the chemicals received included aflasafe (1 tone), fall warm pesticides, escort 120 litres for 600 acres, pentagon 150 litres to be used on 400 acres, hermitic bags (5,000), Knapsack sprayers (30) and motorised pumps (10) among others.

The governor said that the chemicals and equipment were received from the Crop Protection Unit, Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development.

Present at the function included Agriculture Executive Committee Member ECM Joyce Mutua and other county government officials

Courtesy; KNA

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