Posted On 17 Mar 2017
Juan Pincay has already lost count of how much he has invested in buying chemicals to fumigate almost three hectares of corn crops in the San Francisco precinct, inSancan, Jipijapa.
For him, the pest is represented by the worm in its various forms, as they qualify it in the rural areas of Manabí: cogollero, tierrero, vaquita, and patero. These animals are known for eating the corn during the growth process.
“I’ve already fumigated twice, and that worm does not die, we have to take money from our pocket because we do not have the help of the Magap or the government,” Pincay explains.
Anselmo Lino, the leader of the Sancan commune, said yesterday that the plague begins to generate concern in a community that not only sows corn but makes this area a touristic and gastronomic place thanks to its tortillas filled with cheese and pork.