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By AgroNigeria -June 28, 2018
hand tomatoeIn a bid to combat the rising spate of tomato’s TutaGM Absoluta pest, the National Horticultural Research Institute (NIHORT), says it has come up with a technology called the Tuta Absoluta Trap Tray.

This was disclosed by the Institute’s Acting Executive Director, Dr Akeem Olaniyan, on Wednesday at NIHORT’s 2018 In-House Review and Planning Meeting in Ibadan themed “Anhancing Economic Growth through Horticultural Value Chains”.
The Director stated that the Institute had developed “NIHORT-LYPTOL’’, a fabricated machine for bio-pesticide extraction which would aid the fight against the Tuta Absoluta pest.
According to him, “The tray trap brought down the level of Tuta Absoluta invasion in the five major tomato producing states that experienced the pest invasion heavily.”
He also stated that women and youths were being trained by the institute with an objective of providing them with the right horticultural knowledge.
Speaking also, Chairman of NIHORT Governing Board, Retired Maj.-Gen. Mohammed Garba, stated that other institutes in the country needed to assist the government in the goal of attaining food security.
“The current administration is ready to do its best to improve the agricultural sector to better the national economy; so, you should think of how to generate funds internally. You should come up with viable proposals; once you can justify the use, releasing funds to you won’t not be a problem. So, it all depends on you.” He said
https://agronigeria.com.ng/nihort-moves-to-fight-tomato-pest/

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