Armyworms attacked farms in 11 villages in Cagayan Valley even as the farmers in the province have yet to recover from the effects of the dry season, a "State of the Nation" report showed Thursday.
According to Jonathan Andal's report, the crop-ravaging caterpillars also called "Fall Armyworms" destroyed crops in around 90 hectares of land in the province.
In a previous report, scientists said the caterpillar destroys young maize plants, attacking their growing points and burrowing into the cobs.
The Department of Agriculture is already looking into the incident. -- Consuelo Marquez/BAP, GMA News