Neem tree juice effective pesticide for tomato disease.
Mr. Binus Maina, the Programme Manager, Gombe State Agricultural Development Programme (GSADP), says neem tree juice has been identified as one of the best pesticides against `tuta absoluta’, commonly known as tomato disease.
`Tuta absoluta’ is a serious tomato pest found in Europe, Africa, Western Asia as well as South and Central America.
According to him, the disease is occurring in Kwadon and Boltango villages in Yamaltu-Deba Local Government Area of Gombe State, noting that the disease had devastated farms in the area.
Maina advised farmers not to easily give up when they encounter such challenges.
He urged farmers to report anything unusual on their farms to the GSADP to enable experts saddled with the responsibility of giving technical advice to address the challenges.
Source: Voice Of Nigeria