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San Martín, Peru: Devida carries out a pest control campaign in 4,856 hectares of cocoa

Published May 30, 2024

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The National Commission for Development and Life without Drugs (Devida) has initiated a phytosanitary campaign across 4,856 hectares of cocoa plantations in the San Martín region, benefiting 3,539 producer families. The campaign, which utilizes environmentally friendly fungicide and involves community work such as disease management and control, aims to enhance pest and disease control among cocoa farmers, thereby reducing their costs and improving crop health.
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To improve pest and disease control in cocoa growing plots, the National Commission for Development and Life without Drugs (Devida) is carrying out a phytosanitary campaign in 4,856 hectares of cocoa plantations. This initiative is carried out through committees made up of cocoa farmers, benefiting 3,539 producer families in the San Martín region. The committees are organized under the dynamics of collective community work. Farmers carry out tasks such as removing diseased fruits, managing shade, pruning, controlling weeds, and applying mineral broths. «This work arose from the need to support farmers to reduce expenses in pest control in cocoa cultivation. This collective community work allows us to reduce the incidence of pests and diseases quickly, achieving effective control in days or weeks, compared to ...
Source: AgroPeru
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