Bayambang in calamity due to armyworms

>> Monday, February 22, 2021

By Eva Visperas

BAYAMBANG, Pangasinan — A resolution declaring a state of calamity in 66 of 77 barangays in this town due to armyworm infestation was passed  on Wednesday. The resolution noted that 1,478.247 hectares of onion farms and 1,484 farmers were affected. The declaration will allow the municipal government and affected barangays to tap their calamity funds to assist affected farmers. Armyworms breed in grassy patches near onion farms, with each female worm laying up to 1,500 eggs during its lifetime.                        



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