Control of Cocoa main pest Using Botanical Pesticide and Biological Agents

ESTATE CROPS NEWS – The low productivity of cocoa in Indonesia such caused by pests and diseases. Many species of pests and diseases attack the cocoa plant. The major pest of cocoa in Indonesia, among others are cacao fruit borer (Conopomorpha cramerella) and fruit-sucking bugs (Helopeltis spp.).

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Potential Smartz+ Fruits Borer Pest Control for Cocoa

ESTATE CROPS INNOVATION – intensification of the use of synthetic pesticides resulting in serious impacts, including the balance of the ecosystem disturbed agricultural land for natural enemies of pests killed. This state at any time can lead to an explosion of pests, so farmers had to use pesticides with concentrations higher than the recommendations given.

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