By Prosper K. Kuorsoh, GNA
Koo (U/W), Aug. 14, GNA – The farm of Mr Gregory Kelle, an agro-ecology practitioner from Koo in the Nandom District of the Upper West Region, has miraculously survived the invasion of the fall army worm on many farms in the community.
Mr Kelle, one of the farmers who benefited from the Center for Indigenous Knowledge and Organisational Development (CIKOD) series of trainings on Agro-ecology and Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR), was full of joy after seeing his farm escape the worm infestation.
Speaking to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) at his farm in Koo, Mr Kelle recounted how a number of farms surrounding his own farm have been attacked by the fall army worm destroying crops of various kinds.
“For me it is a miracle, as I cannot tell why the worm did not attack my farm when indeed it attacked farms that I share boundaries with as well as the same type of crops”, he said.
“In my farm, I have been practicing agro-ecology and soil management technique including systematic compost application and crop rotation and high ridging among others”, Mr Kelle said.
Mr Bernard Angyel said his two acres of guinea corn was completely destroyed by the worm, a situation that forced him to re-till the land to sow a different crop.
He said same thing was done by many of the affected farmers in the community, saying “many of us are still surprised Mr Kelle’s farm was the only one not affected in the community.GNA