CURBING CUSCUTA PARASITE IN UASIN GISHU COUNTY

CURBING CUSCUTA PARASITE IN UASIN GISHU COUNTY

The County Government of Uasin Gishu Department Of Agriculture Livestock Development and Fisheries today extended the spraying exercise to Kuinet/Kapsuswa and Soy Ward in Soy Sub-County to control the spread of Cuscuta parasite a weed that has spread widely in the county.

According to Director of Agriculture Wilbur Mutai, the parasite draws nutrients and water from the host plant, covers the crop by building a sunshade before weakening the plant and rendering them more susceptible to secondary diseases. He urged the residents to report any case of Cuscuta plant to Ward Agricultural extension officers for action.

He further said that to stop the spread of this parasitic plant the department has mapped up the areas within the CBD and along the road for spraying, this are Boma inn towards Stalaita, Sirikwa hotel entrance, Highlands Inn, Central Bank, Car wash along Moi Girls, opposite Rivatex, Kipkenyo junction, Mailli nne, Kapyemit Primary Road, Huruma Gulab Lochab, Green garden Among others.

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