Friday, June 6, 2014. JUAN CAAL Reporting: Farmers in the Toledo district now have access to technical advice on how to better produce vegetables for the local market.
On Thursday, close to three dozen farmers from rural Toledo attended a one-day workshop on vegetable production; which was facilitated by the Agriculture Department.
Extension Officer Amir Pulido and his team, share with the farmers the different techniques on improving hybrid varieties, irrigation systems and the proper care and cultivation methods.
As part of the day-long workshop, the participating farmers also got to tour the Agriculture Department’s demonstration plots in Elridgeville where they saw in practical terms, all of the theory that was explained to them during the workshop.
One of the farmers who took part in the workshop says he was very appreciative of the opportunity to attend, saying the information he gathered from the outing will now be used in his own production.
“It is good to know that there are other ways how I can improve and take care of farm vegetables,” he said.
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