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Palestinian student discovers pesticide to combat tomato losses

Occupied Palestine | فلسطين


Palestinian student with test tubesMoheesin is a student in the department of chemistry that was targeted by Israeli warplanes in 2012. It was completely destroyed and all equipment and chemicals were damaged

EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS | MEMO | Nov 6, 2013

A Palestinian masters student from the besieged Gaza Strip has discovered a pesticide to combat the anti-tuta absoluta moth, which causes the Palestinian farmers in the Strip huge losses.

This worm, which appeared in the Gaza Strip 5 years ago, damages tomato crops and in certain seasons, crops are actually lost to the pest. There is currently a severe shortage of tomatoes in Gaza causing severe price hikes. One kilo of tomatoes is now sold for $1.5.

Student Hala Moheesin, a masters student at the Islamic University of Gaza, spent hours conducting experiments despite shortages of lab tools and chemical materials.

Moheesin is a student in the department of chemistry that was targeted by…

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