Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana

 A natural insecticide to improve crop outcomes without adverse environmental effects.

Q and A with Judges

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April 2, 2022 1:49 pm

any regulary concerns? Efficacy? Tradeoffs? “Relative non toxic?

April 2, 2022 9:38 pm
Reply to  agoldstein

No regular concerns have been reported yet as the work is yet to be applied on a large scale. However, we have recorded an excellent performance during the previous applications at laboratory and small-scale levels. Nevertheless, we expect variable, yet excellent performances for large-scale applications and thus some concerns in the future. While both extracts displayed promising efficacies against fall armyworms, the neem oil extract sample gave higher larval mortality.   Currently, we have not decided on trade-offs as we are yet to make final decisions on a marketing plan. however, our objectives include selling at competitively affordable prices to farmers… Read more »