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2010/01/14

Prep up for El Nino, fruit growers told

By Mai Gevera

Davao City (14 January) -- For Larry Miculob, a durian grower and officer of the Mindanao Fruit Council, indicators for a coming El Nino phenomenon are slowly being felt in his area.

Thus, as early as now, he urged the other farmers to embrace mitigating measures that would at least keep up their production.

"We experience strong winds and we perceive a lower rainfall rate this year compared to last year," he said.

Way too cautious in the previous years, Miculob already thought of improving his irrigation system such that durian production will not be any way affected despite the onset of El Nino.

He said his durian production doubled last year compared to 2008 due to effective irrigation in place. Farmers need to think of ways on how to source water supply given warnings of a shortfall.

The onset of El Nino must be seriously considered by fruit growers especially that many fruit-bearing trees rely much on water or rainfall supply.

Expecting a decrease in fruit production this year, the Mindanao Fruit Council then reached out to farmers and urged them to rehabilitate their irrigation system.

Fruit trees like durian planted in higher elevation and sandy soil would most likely not survive in this phenomenon. However, mango and citrus fruits have high survival rate even with El Nino around. (PIA XI) [top]

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