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Farmers told to seek advice

Ana Madigibuli
Saturday, January 26, 2013

FARMERS are being urged by agricultural officers to always seek advice from the Department of Agriculture before starting their farms.

Acting principal agricultural officer for the Central Division Tepola Seniloli said it was important for farmers to take advice from the department on how to go about in starting farm projects.

Mrs Seniloli says many farmers do not seek advice and this often leads to farm projects being unsuccessful.

"Farmers into ginger farming need a lot of information on how to start, maintain and monitor their farms which is why we offer them advice at the department."

"There are steps that need to be followed when dealing with a particular crop.

"In order for it to grow without being destroyed by disease, the farmers need to get the right type and amount of agriculture inputs."

She said it was about planting the right crop at the right time and harvesting it in the right season.

"Some farmers do not follow simple steps in farming a particular crop which leads to them losing revenue in the end.

"We do not want that for our farmers because they work twice as hard to earn a living, so we need them to always seek advice or information about a particular crop they wish to grow."


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