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PIA Press Release
Friday, January 13, 2012

 

PCA distributes salt fertilizers to coco farmers in Southern Leyte

by Bong Pedalino

MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, Jan. 13 (PIA) -- A total of 4,500 sacks of salt fertilizers were given free to at least 1,000 coconut farmers all over this province by the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) provincial office.

Each sack consisted of 50 kilos good for 25 coconut trees at two kilos per tree, said Carmelita Maturan, Coconut Development Officer in an interview with the Philippine Information Agency (PIA).

Farmers with at least 50 fruit-bearing trees were given, although most recipients on average had at least 100 coconuts due for fertilization, Maturan said.

This was the second round in a three-year consecutive fertilizer application as programmed by PCA, but Maturan said it cannot be helped that some farmers who wanted to partake of the fertilizers were accommodated as first-time applicants.

Also, as programmed all the 18 municipalities were given an equal share of 226 sacks each, while Maasin City had 232 sacks.

Out of the 70 barangays of the city, only two were not yet able to retrieve their fertilizers as of last week for lack of transportation, Maturan said.

It was already established that duly fertilized coconuts increase yield by about 25 percent, while its effects in terms of copra production also rise by 20 to 25% during the first year, 50 to 100% on the second year.

Aside from being cheapest and easy to apply, the benefits of using salt fertilizer can increase thickness of coconut meat, increase number of nuts harvested, and can make the trees resistant to drought, pests, and diseases.

And while the rains these days may pose as a danger especially in vulnerable areas, the occasion is the best time to fertilize the coconuts, as the PCA instructional pamphlet specified that field application must be done during the rainy season. (PIA-Southern Leyte/bong)

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