Warning: Trying to access array offset on value of type bool in /usr/www/users/urnnet/a/story.php on line 43
Sembabule Farmers Using Toxic Chemicals to Fight Ticks :: Uganda Radionetwork
Breaking

Sembabule Farmers Using Toxic Chemicals to Fight Ticks

The farmers are spraying their animals with high concentrations of chemical mixtures that include pests and insecticides, acaricides and other weed-killers to invent own toxic concoctions that can suppress the ticks.
A farmer attending to improved breeds of cattle, Farmers in Sembabule have resorted of Concocted Chemicles to respond to Resistant Tick

Audio 5


Deprecated: trim(): Passing null to parameter #1 ($string) of type string is deprecated in /usr/www/users/urnnet/a/story.php on line 663
Pastoralists in Sembabule district have resorted using a concoction of chemicals to fight resistant ticks.

Farmers in the cattle corridor have for many years been grappling with highly resistant Ticks that are no longer responding to synthetic pyrethroids that are supposed to naturally kill the ticks.

The farmers are spraying their animals with high concentrations of chemical mixtures that include pests and insecticides, acaricides and other weed-killers to invent own toxic concoctions that can suppress the ticks.   

Robert Tumwebaze, the Chairperson of Miryango L.C1 in Lwensankara parish, Mijwala Sub County is among the farmers that are mixing a range of pesticides to spray their livestock.

He says they resorted to using rudimentary approaches after failing to access the appropriate acaricides that would kill the ticks on local market.   Some of the types of pesticides that are being mixed include Ambush, Rocket, Dudu Acelamectin, used pesticides for killings leaf-miners and beetles in plants, Carbofuran among other toxic chemicals.  

   //Cue in: (Runyankole) “mba natugyira wenka…  

Cue out; ….hati kukore tutya.”//  

 Patrick Nkalubo, another cattle farmer in Ntuusi Sub County has decried that resistant tick is apparently one of the biggest challenges threatening the livestock industry.   Nkalubo has asked government to directly take up the importation of Acaricides to eliminate fake products on the market.

 

   //Cue in: “I think what is …   

  Cue out;…the purchase.”//  

Luganda   

  //Cue in: “enkwa ekyo ekizibu….     

  Cue out; …okufunaku nga abalunzi.”//

Doctor Emmanuel Kalungi Kawoya, the Sembabule District Production Officer says they are already registering adverse effects from the use of these highly toxic chemical concoctions. He explains that they have registered several cases of animals losing sight and developing strange skins diseases, as well to some individuals who get contact to the chemicals while spraying.

Dr Kawooya has strongly advised the farmers to desist from use of any concocted chemicals for the safety of their animals and lives.

  //Cue in: “scientifically we know…  

Cue out; …. possible tragedy.”//   

  Luganda   

  //Cue in: “ekyo nakyo kyabulabe….  

Cue out; ...kwongera ogukuba.”//