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PushPull Technology key in fight against Fall Army Worm.

Dressed in a Brown trouser and a matching cap, Allan Methu admires his maize plantation. Allan is a Push Pull farmer in Lela, 20km Northwest of Kisumu, he is reaping the benefits of adopting the Push Pull technology in planting his maize crop. The crop is the preferable cereal crop for many families in Africa(approximately 300 million People in Africa have maize as the staple food). Key constraints on maize production include pests, degraded soils, weeds and erratic rainfall.The need to address this challenges was the main motivation behind the development and subsequent up scaling of the Push Pull technology. Allan Methu’s Maize Plantation Push pull technology involves intercropping the maize crop with desmodium that ¬†acts as a pest repellant and planting Napier grass (attractive crop) as a border crop around the crop.The technology introduced two decades ago is helping farmers ¬†using the technology stay in business . In developing the technology Dr Zeyaur Khan and his team of scientist sought to address the devastating Striga weed, Stemborer pest and […]