PUTTING into practice what they learnt at the National Climate Change Summit, participants planted vertiver grass at a farm in Labasa to stop soil erosion.
Participants were told of the advantages of planting not only vertiver grass but trees alongside and bottom of farms on hilly land and riverside to hold soil together.
Savenaca Cuqumu of the Department of Agriculture who led the field trip to Korotari, outside the town area explained to participants that having such protection boundaries controlled erosion.
He told participants of the importance of knowing the use of different types of fertilisers and chemicals and its mode of action in the soil.
Farmers were also told to seek proper advise from agriculture officers on the packages of practises in crop production.