Farmers in Atok spray pesticides on maturing gabi plants as a preventive measure against blight infestationin order to save their crops from being totally infested and damaged, as the gabi crops are nearing maturity and are to be harvested soon. Blight spreads by fungal spores that are carried by insects, wind, water and animals from infected plants, and then deposited on soil. The disease requires moisture to progress, so when dew or rain comes in contact with fungal spores in the soil, they reproduce.

Photo by Dave Leprozo

Amianan Balita Ngayon