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 read more

Six Nations 2019: England’s ‘remarkable’ depth softens Maro Itoje loss

first_img“This is no discredit to Maro because he’s an absolutely wonderful player and I love watching him, but where England are at the minute compared to other home nations is just the remarkable strength in depth,” Moody, speaking on behalf of Land Rover, told Omnisport.”Maro went off and you ended up with [number eight] Nathan Hughes playing in the second row. To bring Courtney Lawes on — he’s a world-class player, in any other side in the world he’d be starting and there’s also Joe Launchbury. “You’ve got four second-rows there that could start in any other team in the home nations, they are absolutely brilliant.”So, the amount of pressure coming on each and every player to perform week in and week out [is high] because the amount of players queueing up underneath them is remarkable.”As a coach that is exactly what you want, you don’t want players resting on their laurels thinking their place is assured, you want everyone thinking ‘Christ, if I don’t play well today I could potentially lose my spot.’ “And that just drives everyone’s performance and that’s why we’re seeing England play as they did at the weekend because it’s not just in the second row, it’s in the back row, the front row, fly-half, centres, wing, it’s just wonderful to watch at the minute and wonderful to watch Eddie Jones pick from virtually a fully fit squad.”Countdown to #LeCrunch #ENGvFRA #CarryThemHome  pic.twitter.com/IcSr79jzeE— England Rugby (@EnglandRugby) February 6, 2019Powerhouses Manu Tuilagi and Billy Vunipola have seen their respective England careers marred by injuries in recent years, but both started in Dublin and Moody believes the duo make a huge difference to Jones’ side.”There’s absolutely no doubt in my mind that without Billy Vunipola, England are a different team,” he said.”I think the players he plays against, they know how dangerous he is and it’s not just the danger he poses of running over you as a defender, it’s getting past the gainline and being able to offload out of contact.”His presence creates space outside him because it attracts more defenders into the hit. It’s one thing trying to make the tackle [but] it’s another trying to stop the offload, all of a sudden that drags defenders in and creates space out wide for everyone else. “It’s the same case for Manu Tuilagi, you look at the opportunities created at the weekend and many of them were off the back of them two carrying the ball hard and creating space out wide in attack for others.”On the flip side in defense, look at some of the hits Manu put in. So many were just well timed and that’s what he can bring, that destructive power in the tackle in the centres. “It wasn’t just Manu or Bill on Saturday, you look at the defensive prowess across the board. The stat that blew me away at the weekend – the tackle count was quite equal – but it was the dominant hits, it was nearly 50 dominant hits, which is a crazy amount.”Normally you’re looking at 10 to 20 if you’re lucky. Nearly 50 in a game, you as a defender smashing the attacker back over his own gainline, that to me just says this is a proper team performance.”Lewis Moody is a Land Rover ambassador. Land Rover shares and understands the values of rugby. @LandRoverRugby England confirmed Tuesday that Itoje definitely will miss this weekend’s contest against France at Twickenham, while reports suggest he also will be out for the trip to Wales on Feb. 23.Itoje is expected to play a part in the closing rounds of the tournament and, in the meantime, Moody — a member of England’s victorious 2003 World Cup team — is sure the likes of George Kruis, Joe Launchbury and Courtney Lawes will fill the void. Related News Maro Itoje’s absence will not hit England too hard because of the “remarkable” depth at coach Eddie Jones’ disposal, Rugby World Cup winner Lewis Moody says.Itoje, considered one of the best locks in rugby, sustained a ligament injury to his right knee during the superb 32-20 opening-round Six Nations win Saturday against defending Grand Slam champion Ireland.center_img Six Nations 2019: Camille Chat replaces injured Julien Marchand (knee) for France Six Nations 2019: England forward Itoje (knee) to miss France clashlast_img read more