Mr Peter Tandoh, Brong-Ahafo Regional Manager of Quality Control Company (QCC) has advised cocoa farmers to use insecticides approved by the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) for increased production.
He noted that it was only when cocoa farmers used the approved insecticides that Ghana would meet the international maximum chemical residue standard for her cocoa beans on the international market.
Mr Tandoh gave the advice in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) after an education on insecticide use for farmers in Techiman.
He said the approved insecticides were, Confidor, Akate-Master and Actara to control capside diseases, while Rodimil, Cocidec, Champion and Fungaran
protected cocoa pods and urged them to shun dealers who indulged in the sale of unapproved insecticides.
Mr Tandoh said COCOBOD had enough stock of the insecticides at the Cocoa Disease and Pests Control (CODAPEC) Secretariat in Sunyani as well as cocoa inputs depots manned by accredited chief farmers in major cocoa growing areas.
He called on the farmers to report to COCOBOD or accredited chief farmers in their localities of any unauthorized dealer with unapproved insecticides.GNA