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Bio-pesticide to curb weevils wins Sh1million

Published on May 22, 2017

A researcher has developed a bio-pesticide that can help the country reduce post-harvest losses of maize and other grains.
Donatus Njoroge, an industrial chemist working at Mt Kenya University has developed Molepse bio-resource oil/powder that has been proven to have the ability to protect all types of grains from weevil attacks.

The pesticide, available in liquid and powder forms, was last week selected among top innovations developed by participants during the inaugural East Africa Post-Harvest Technologies Competition.

The competition was organised by the Inter Region Economic Network (IREN), through a grant from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) East Africa Trade and Investment Hub in partnership with Sygenta. Read more. Source | Daily Nation