Fiji Time: 6:56 PM on Sunday 30 April

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Farmers learn how to increase yield on farms

Felix Chaudhary
Saturday, July 05, 2014

FIJI does not need to farm on more land to increase cane production, says former Fiji Sugar Corporation CEO Abdul Shamsher.

Speaking to a group of Sigatoka growers who received training on improving yield and farm management last week, Mr Shamsher said the solution lay in how cane was planted.

"The focus of the training that we are providing is to increase yield," Mr Shamsher said.

"And we can easily do this by encouraging farmers to increase the number of stalks they plant per metre and planting dual rows instead of singular as was the practice in the past."

Farmers attending the training said they learnt important skills, which would be utilised in the field.

"We have learnt to increase yield by filling gaps by doing dual row planting," said Harnam Singh from Volivoli in Sigatoka.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65730.6383
JPY 54.283651.2836
GBP 0.37250.3645
EUR 0.44340.4314
NZD 0.70770.6747
AUD 0.64900.6240
USD 0.48450.4675

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 28th, April, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Kepa clarifies change
  2. Health need
  3. USP wage dispute
  4. Dialysis cost
  5. Raw talents mesmerise judges
  6. Health safety focus
  7. Cruise liner visit brings good cash
  8. NFP youth forum
  9. Ranking subject to debate
  10. Minister pleads for reading habit

Top Stories this Week

  1. Mystery chests Friday (28 Apr)
  2. Salaries reduced Thursday (27 Apr)
  3. Luveni: Drug shortage not urgent Tuesday (25 Apr)
  4. PM upsets church Tuesday (25 Apr)
  5. Assault allegation Saturday (29 Apr)
  6. Villagers defy State sacking Thursday (27 Apr)
  7. Hard work never fails Thursday (27 Apr)
  8. Biman 'removed' Friday (28 Apr)
  9. Her dream a reality Tuesday (25 Apr)
  10. A mother's sacrifice Monday (24 Apr)