The best insecticide for cocoa in Nigeria is Belt Expert insecticide. This insecticide is effective for all kind of insects, mirids, beetles and flies that affect the cocoa trees.
There are other insecticides that are very effective for the control of insects and associated pests that affects cocoa crop. You should use insecticides that have both contact and systemic action.
Contact insecticides kill insects at contact while systemic insecticides stay on the plants for a while, so any insects that bite the plants will die.
Without the use of insecticides, your cocoa farming venture may not succeed.
The Best Insecticide for Cocoa
The best of insecticides for cocoa in Nigeria are explained as follows:
Belt Expert Insecticide
Belt Expert insecticide has active ingredients of Flubendiamide + Thiacloprid. Belt Expert has contact and systemic action on pests.
Belt Expert insecticide can kill lepidopterous insect pests like Tuta Absoluta, Spodoptera Exígua and Helicoverpa Armigera. It also has an excellent activity against sucking insects (Jassids, aphids and white fly).
This insecticide is also very effective for cocoa mirids and worms.
The rate of use of belt extra is 0.084 litres per 10 litres of water.
Tihan insecticide has active ingredients of Spirotetramate and Flubendiamide. This insecticide sticks well to the leaves and stem surfaces of the cocoa tree. It is an insect growth regulator that can lead to the death of insects on cocoa and other crops.
Tihan has good killing ability on cocoa mirids.
The rate of application of this insecticide is 0.2 – 0.4 litres of Tihan insecticide per litre of water. 2 – 3 application of this insecticide should be done within 2 -3 weeks.
Confidor insecticide has an active ingredient of Deltamethrin. The target of this insecticide is Caterpiller, Fruit Borer, Maggot, Earthworm, Grasshopper, Locust, Army Worm, Tuta Absoluta, Bollworms, Lepidoptera, Aphids, Heteroptera, Thysanoptera, Thrips, Diptera, Coleoptera and Orthoptera and Leafworms etc.
Confidor can be used to address mirids problems in cocoa farming.
Confidor is a contact insecticide.
A sachet of Confidor insecticide should be added to 15 – 20 litres of water. The mix should be sprayed to the leaves and other surfaces of the plants upon sighting of insects, beetles and flies.
The active ingredient of Laraforce insecticide is Lambda-Cyhalothrin. It is a contact insecticide that is effective for the killing of pests that affects cocoa crop.
Laraforce insecticide can be used for a lot of crops including cocoa, cashew, oil palm, rubber ad vegetable crops etc.
Laraforce insecticide can be used to address lepidopterous insect pests issues (Tuta Absoluta, Spodoptera Exígua and Helicoverpa Armigera) and sucking insects (Jassids, aphids and white fly).
1 litres of Laraforce insecticide should be added to 100 – 200 litres of water. The mix should be sprayed to the leaves and other surfaces of cocoa plants.
Neem oil is extracted from neem nuts of neem trees. Neem oil is an organic insecticide, fungicide and miticide for cocoa and other crops.
Neem oil works slowly but it can be very effective. It has a preventive and curative action for insects that affects cocoa trees.
The active ingredient of neem oil is Azadirachtin.
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