Antique farmers receive free garlic seeds, fertilizers

first_img“The farmer-beneficiaries were fromthe towns of Patnongon, San Jose de Buenavista, Sibalom, and San Remigio,” hesaid.    Provincial agriculturist NicolasitoCalawag on Thursday said the farmers who received the native garlic seed asplanting materials on Nov. 19 attended the two-day training conducted by theDA-6 here last Oct. 24-25. “The garlic seeds were given as partof their starter kit,” Calawag said, adding it would be enough as plantingmaterial for a total of four-hectare rain-fed area on the identifiedmunicipalities. The seed distribution was alsoparticipated by Gov. Rhodora Cadiao and Vice Gov. Edgar Denosta. Fifteen farmers, who attended training on garlic propagation last October, receive free garlic seeds as planting material in San Jose, Antique on Nov. 19. PIO ANTIQUE He added the DA-6 under its High-ValueCrops Program, provided a total of 1,500 kilos of garlic seeds valued at aroundP300,000 from Batanes. “With the provision of the plantingmaterials and fertilizers this would then encourage our farmers to engage ingarlic propagation,” Calawag said, adding a hectare of agricultural land couldproduce eight to 10 tons of garlic.center_img SAN JOSE, Antique – The Department ofAgriculture in Western Visayas (DA-6) distributed garlic seeds to 15 farmers inthe province who have undergone training on garlic production during thePeople’s Day at the Provincial Capitol.  The garlic and fertilizers were givenfor free to the farmers,” Calawag added. He said the farmers also received atotal of 15 bags of fertilizers. “The current market price of a kilo ofgarlic is about 80 pesos to 100 pesos,” he said.   Calawag said producing garlic is agood source of livelihood that can be harvested after 90 to 120 days.(With a report from PNA/PN)last_img

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