Micro-organism new defence against crop disease, pests

Microbial soil organisms can likely be a new, environmentally friendly weapon against crop diseases invading Africa, scientists say. In the past few years several trans-boundary pests and diseases like fall armyworm, tomato leaf miner and the tropical race 4 (TR4) banana disease, caused millions of dollars of crop damage. It…

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Tomato production: How to keep disease out of your tomato crop

Let us focus on the diseases every tomato producer should guard against. Wet weather is always difficult for tomato plants so stop contact between fruit and soil by putting grass around the plant and under the fruit. Don’t be tempted to prune because it will reduce your yield and leave…

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