Cocoa mirids {capsids} and damages caused to crops

What is Cocoa Mirids and it’s damages caused to  cocoa production 

 mirid or capsids is an insect pest that attacks crop plant. The cocoa capsids is a typical example of piercing and sucking insect pest of crop

Crops attacked by cocoa mirids pest
The major crop that is attacked by Cocoa capsid is cocoa tree
Nature of damages and economic effect of coco Mirids or capsids as it concern production
1. The cocoa Mirids or capsids are capable of injecting saliva into plants.
 the saliva is poisonous or toxic to the crop plant
2. One major effect of cocoa capsid is that it is capable of transmitting fungal diseases
3. The effect of cocoa capsid is that it reduces crop yield
4. Any attack of cocoa capsids causes stunted growth of the cocoa tree
The prevention and control measures of cocoa capsids
1. In controlling cocoa capsid from spreading and affecting cocoa production, the Farmer should be able to spray with quality insecticide like gamalin 20
2. Regular weeding of the farm is very important in the controlling of the spread of cocoa capsid
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