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on January 18, 2012

Kenya corn production may decline due to fungus

More than 1,000 acres of corn destroyed so far

Kenya's corn production may decline as a result of a fugal disease that has already destroyed more than 1,000 acres of the crop in the southwest part of the country, according to the Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service.

The fungus is still undergoing testing for identification. Symptoms include leaf discoloration and wilting.

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