Farmers from Ixtlahuacán de los Membrillos Jalisco begin the fight against pests with biological controls

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This Wednesday began the application of the trichogramma parasitoid (a wasp that eats the eggs of the pests and avoids the formation of worms that destroy the crops) with producers of Ixtlahuacán de los Membrillos, Juanacatlán, Zapotlán del Rey and Zapotlanejo.

According to the Jalisco environmental portal at the end of this month, farmers from the municipalities of Ocotlán, Poncitlán, and Ixtlahuacán del Río would be added.

This use of biological control is intended to be used in the nearly three thousand hectares with the purpose of transiting to a biological and natural use of the producers that border the Santiago River cave. In addition, control work will begin on corn plots with parasitoids, fungi, and predators.

In the next few weeks, 15 thousand hectares are expected to intervene with this biological control and take care of the contamination of the Santiago river from agriculture by the use of pesticides, expressed Martín Figueroa, Director of Plant Health of the Sader Jalisco to the reporter María Ramírez.

Stop this program the Sader Jalisco invested two million pesos, it is completely free for producers in this region, it is expected in the coming months the producers contribute to the program.

Source: lavozdelaribera

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