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Firm launches insecticide to kill common flower pests

By Standard Reporter | Mar 1st 2016 | 1 min read
By Standard Reporter | March 1st 2016

Flower farmers in Kenya are set to benefit from a new insecticide that promises to kill three common pests: aphids, mealy bugs and white flies.

The three pests have been cited by horticulture industry stakeholders as major causes of losses to the economy if found in consignments imported to the European Union.

The new insecticide, dubbed Closer 240SC, was introduced into the market last Friday by Dow AgroSciences during a conference that saw regulators in the flower sector convene in Naivasha to discuss challenges and opportunities.

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