PIA Press Release
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Surigao Sur Agriculture office keen on knowing cause for lean harvestby Greg Tataro, Jr.
TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, Jan. 26 (PIA) -- The Office of the Provincial Agriculturists (OPAG) in Surigao del Sur is keen on knowing the cause of drop in rice and corn production here last year.
According to Quico, the comparative data on major agricultural performance for 2011 revealed that rice production had gone down to 114,030 metric tons from 139,001 metric tons in 2010.
However, he stressed that the area planted and harvested have also been reduced to 33,859 hectares from the previous 35,272 hectares.
Quico said that the same has happened with corn production.
Thus, for calendar year 2011, the province has only produced 6,860 metric tons of corn from a previous harvest of 14,081 metric tons or a 48.70 percent change.
In 2011, only 5,226 hectares had been planted with corn as compared to the previous year with 6,122 hectares. (Radyo Ng Bayan-Tandag/PIA-Surigao del Sur)