Western cane farmers learn new varieties, tours model farms

Sugar Research Institute of Fiji acting CEO Prem Naidu speaks to farmers during the Technology Transfer – Green Manuring and Mechanization Field Day at Drasa in Lautoka this morning. Picture: REINAL CHAND

SUGARCANE farmers from parts of the west were in Lautoka this morning for the Sugar Research Institute of Fiji’s (SRIF) field day.
Growers and farmers were informed about new cane varieties.
Demonstrations of new equipment and farming methods were also carried out.
The event focussed on the areas of mechanisation and green manuring.
Site visits were also conducted to model farms in the Drasa area.
More in tomorrow’s edition of The Fiji Times.