New silo keeps ‘Osama’ off maize

One of the maize silos on display at Kamurugio village in Mbeere South district. The silos protects dried maize from being attacked by the larger grain borer, commonly known as 'Osama.' Photo/CARLOS MUREITHI

What you need to know:

  • Notorious destructive weevil has been controlled by use of the metal silo

Ms Cecilia Wangui Ndung’u is a happy maize farmer. Of late, her produce has not been going to waste. The notorious storage weevil commonly known as Osama is no longer a threat. The reason – a metal silo invention.

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