‘Ad­dress Tuta Ab­so­luta or we aban­don tomato farm­ing’

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Maryam Ah­madu-Suka, Kaduna

The Com­mis­sioner, Kaduna state Min­istry of Agri­cul­ture, Dr. Daniel Maigari has said Kaduna farm­ers will aban­don tomato farm­ing if the re­oc­cur­rence of Tuta Ab­so­luta, also known as Toma­toes Ebola, is not checked.

Speak­ing at a tomato cul­ti­va­tion fo­rum or­gan­ised by the Kaduna State Cham­ber of Com­merce, In­dus­try, Mines and Agri­cul­ture (KADCCIMA) yes­ter­day, the com­mis­sioner said 85% of tomato farm­ers lost their crops to the scourge.

Maigari said Kaduna farm­ers were ea­gerly wait­ing to see if a so­lu­tion had been found and if not, farm­ers would stop grow­ing toma­toes.

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