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Philippines is the world’s largest producer of coconut.  The coconut tree is also called “the tree of life” because of various products and by-products one can derived from it. But coconut farmers now face a growing crisis in their livelihood because the tree is bothered by a number of insect pests like coconut mites, locust, weevil, mealy bugs, scale insects, bark borer, beetle, and many others. Coconut grower burn affected trees, or spray insecticide and pesticides, hoping these will solve the problem, but to no avail.  Presently, the only hope of coconut industry to minimize and prevent yield losses is the Philippine Atovi Technology.   

How to use the technology in Coconut growing:

  • During the land preparation, spray Atovi (Dilution: 1 kg. Atovi : 1 Drum of Water, or 5 tbsp Atovi : 16 liters of Water) on the planting hole. Application of Atovi must be done in the late afternoon for fast absorption.
  • Spray the “plants” with Atovi before planting, and every week thereafter for 1 month.
  • In maintaining “Atovi care”, the plant base/root zone must be sprayed with Atovi every month.
  • In case of disease or insect pests attack, the affected tree (leaves & roots) must be sprayed with Atovi. 

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