Coimbatore: Farmers in the district petitioned collector T N Hariharan on Monday urging immediate action to save their crops, which were infested with white fly. Pointing out that the available biopesticides and chemical pesticides were useless to tackle the insects and pests that infest their crops, the farmers said they wanted agriculture and horticulture officials to visit their fields to assess the situation and tell them what was required.
The farmers, who came to the collectorate with white fly infested banana and coconut leaves and other vegetables, said this year white fly infestation was massive in all their crops.

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