Dec 30, 2022
"My tomatoes have been destroyed by Tuta insect; I have applied all knowledge that I have to control Tuta but failed. As soon as I heard about the plant clinic that is going to held at Sunkoshi, I uprooted my tomato plant and brought them today to get new idea for Tuta management and hopefully other disease and pest management strategies too."- Ganga Kumari Thapa, Durgadevi FG.
The final day of plant clinic was conducted at Sunkoshi ISAP Office, Thumpakhar where altogether 40 participants were present, among which 28 participants brought their samples while others participated to gain knowledge about the occurrence and management of probable disease and insect pests. Common sample plants brought were tomato, cauliflower, cabbage, potato, beans, onion, garlic, lemon, lime etc where common problems such as infestation of aphids, fruit flies, Tuta absoluta, root knot nematodes, late blight, club root etc., were diagnosed. For remedy, foremost suggestion of application of cattle urine, Jholmol and use of different types of lure and traps was provided. In case of severe infestation, chemical pesticides such as Imidacloprid, Emamectin Benzoate, Hexaconazole, Copperoxychloride etc were prescribed by Mr. Rajiv Das Rajbhandari (Senior Plant Protection Officer) and Mr. Bibek Sunar (Plant Protection Officer).
We thank all the farmers for their enthusiasm, time and dedication, Central Agricultural Laboratory for their time and support, and ISAP team for the successful completion of the 3 days plant clinic at Sindhupalchok. The next Plant Clinic will focus on summer season crop pests and diseases.
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