Cassava wilt hits Bugiri

Cassava wilt disease has destroyed over 21 hectares of cassava plantations in the district. Farmers in Bulidha, Banda and Buluguyi sub-counties said the disease dries up the leaves and stems.

According to a farmer of Banda, Joshua Kitakule, four hectares of his cassava plantation had been destroyed by the wilt in the past two weeks.

The district agricultural officer, Suliman Kaisuka, said efforts were underway to sensitise farmers about the disease. He said they were trying to establish the number of plantations affected by the disease and find a solution.

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