Surigao Norte farmers get fertilizer aid

A total of 500 boxes of Free Grow Liquid Seaweed Fertilizer were recently distributed to the farmers of the different municipalities in this province.

The distribution was part of Gov. Robert Ace Barbers’ Fertilizer Assistance Program to the local farmers as well as the national government's aid scheme to boosts rice production in the countryside.

A total of 20 municipalities benefited under the said program and each of these municipalities was given 100 gallons of liquid fertilizer, the ratio is one gallon per hectare.

Reports revealed that this liquid organic fertilizer is applicable to rice, corn, flowering and ornamental plants, shrubs, vegetables and other crops.

Also, a total of 200 sacks of rehab palay seeds were handed out to farmers who were greatly affected by the incessant rains experienced last January that triggered the rise of the flood water which caused damaged to their respective rice fields. The distributed certified palay seeds are classified as RC 18 and RC 128 varieties.

Meanwhile, the office of the Provincial Agriculturist revealed the distribution of IEC materials to the farmers recently under the Palay Check Program which they recently launched to each of the municipalities of this province. The said program aimed at educating the farmers as to what is the right and suited farming method of palay they will use in their rice field.

The first distribution of IEC materials was done to all the farmer beneficiaries of Socorro, Surigao del Norte recently. (PIA-Surigao del Norte)

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