Maize resistant to fall armyworm in the works

Bt maize

Bt maize has been safely used in other countries for nearly 20 years, with more than 25 countries growing it today.

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What you need to know:

  • The technology has the potential of lowering the cost of production and increasing yields.
  • If approved, the variety will bridge the gap of 15 millions bags of maize imports occasioned by failed crop.

Farmers might benefit from a maize variety that can tolerate drought and be resistant to the devastating stem borer and fall armyworm pests in 2023.

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