The Bayer Middle Africa Limited has engaged farmers, experts and other stakeholders on how to manage pest in maize farming.
Bayer held the second annual Nigeria Maize Conference in Abuja recently with more than 40 farmers, agriculturists, academics and government agricultural experts in attendance.
The theme of the conference was “Integrated Pest Management: Key to Profitable Maize Farming.”
Speaking during a session, Dr Udensi Ekea Udensi, identified key challenges facing farmers in the country as lack of resources for training of smallholder farmers, poor dissemination of need information and the perennial menace of weeds on farms.
He advised farmers to ensure appropriate use of herbicides managed by skilled technical personnel as he enjoined them to check labels on products purchased to ascertain suitability.
Bayer’s Development and Registration Manager, Ahmed Bello, emphasized the proper use of pesticides, pointed out that farmers must make the right choice of pesticides.
Source: Daily Trust