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With farmers all across East Africa planting maize during the rainy season, the Maize Lethal Necrosis Disease (MLND) disease is something to be aware of. The Disease which is a result of a combination of two viruses: the Maize Chlorotic Mottle Virus and any of the cereal viruses (Sugarcane Mosaic Virus, Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus, and Maize Dwarf Mosaic Virus) has occurred in the Arusha area including our farm at the East Africa Impact Center. Learn how to identify the Virus HERE [http://edn.link/znkzy]. Fields are commonly infected by insects which transfer the disease. Since the virus often allows other infections to enter the plant and grain, it is not advised for people nor livestock to consume the infected plants. Infected plants should be removed from the field once detected while using crop rotation is a great way to prevent the disease.