FERTILIZER SUBSIDY INCREASED MAIZE PRODUCTION IN SISSALA EAST LAST YEAR

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Maize production in Sissala East District have shown a significant progress in the 2017 farming season as the year saw great profusion of the crop with a total production of 46, 977 metric tons compared to 36, 542 metric tons of maize produced in 2016. This according to the Director of Agric Dr. Daniel Kurinaah is due to the introduction fertilizer subsidy policy in 2017. He however said that the invasion of the fall armyworm affected crop performance especially maize else there would have being added growth in maize production last year. On the average, a farmer gets between eight to ten bags of maize revealed in an interview they had with farmers the Agric Director said. He disclosed this to Radford news after the 2017 annual performance review of Sissala East Assembly. It was captured in his present that general crop performance has increased last apart from maize. The district produced 4, 328 metric tons of millet, 1, 827 metric tons of sorghum, 10, 941 metric tons of groundnuts and 2, 937 of soya

bean. Yam is 54, 886, rice 840 and cowpea 2, 615 metric tons.

David Luri/MBS/Tumu RadfordFM

 

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