Moringa plant (Moringa oleifera) is a plant that contains beneficial nutrients, such as vitamin A, iron, vitamin C, calcium, and protein. Therefore, the Moringa plant has received various nicknames, including Tree for Life, The Miracle Tree, and Amazing Tree. The nickname was obtained from So that with these useful contents it can provide uses in terms of food, cosmetics, and industry. In general, in the community, the Moringa plant is used as a vegetable and medicinal plant.

As was the case with the Sayuri Women Farmers Group (KWT) located on Jl. Jrobang RW 8, Ngesrep Village, Banyumanik District, Semarang City. There is a Moringa plant garden which is used as a leading commodity in the region. KWT Sayuri was formed in 2013 and is chaired by Bu Uli as a local resident. KWT Sayuri also has processed products from the Moringa plant, which is processed into Moringa tea. The marketing of the products is quite high and has begun to spread outside the city.

But unfortunately, currently, there are obstacles in the cultivation of Moringa plants implemented by KWT Sayuri, namely the number of curly leaves of the Moringa plant and the presence of aphids. KWT Sayuri members are still having trouble finding solutions to prevent these pests. “In us, it is still difficult to deal with aphids on Moringa plants, so many leaves curl and turn yellow quickly,” said Mrs. Uli as the head of KWT Sayuri.

On this occasion, Diponegoro University’s Team 2 KKN students offered an alternative solution in preventing aphids found on Moringa plants. The solution offered is to make vegetable pesticides with basic ingredients using garlic. This is done because there are chemical compounds contained in garlic, including tannins, essential oils, diallyl sulphide, aliin, allicin, and the enzyme alliinase, which act as insecticides, nematicides, fungicides, and antibiotics.

In addition, the basic ingredients of garlic vegetable pesticides are also easy to obtain on a household scale. So that the members of KWT Sayuri can make it independently and of course it is included in the category of organic pesticides. How to make it is quite easy, including:

• Mix 85gr of chopped garlic with 50ml of vegetable oil
• Leave it for 24 hours or one day and one night
• After letting it sit for 24 hours, filter the garlic marinade, then add 10ml of liquid soap/detergent and approximately one liter of water
• Mix well
• Vegetable pesticides ready to use
• After use and if there is still pesticide residue, it can last for 3 days. If it’s more than 3 days, it’s best to throw it away and make a new one.

The Chairperson of KWT Sayuri, Mrs. Uli, was very welcoming of the aims and objectives of the KKN program carried out by Diponegoro University students in the manufacture of vegetable pesticides from garlic extract. It is hoped that all members of Sayuri KWT can make vegetable pesticides independently and will have an effect on pest prevention and the development of superior commodities on Jl. Jrobang RW 8 is.