Caterpillar – ‘Sena’ caterpillar continues to wreak havoc within the nation
COLOMBO (Information 1st): Whereas COVID-19 continues to grip the nation, the Sena caterpillar menace which poses a major risk to the livelihoods of farming communities nonetheless prevails within the nation. Maize farmers in Pannalgama, Ampara are dealing with extreme difficulties resulting from this menace at current.
Though practically 1,500 acres of maize has been cultivated by these in Pannalgama, their hope of reaping a wholesome harvest is slim.
Farmers lament, the Sena caterpillars evolve into moths and lay eggs on crops when the results of pesticides put on off.
The Sena caterpillar wreaked havoc similarly within the years of 2018 and 2019 and most farmers whose cultivations had been destroyed as a result of caterpillar haven’t been compensated to this point.
By right now, these farmers face a extreme debt disaster however stay hopeful of higher days to come back.