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2010/02/09

Herrera: Tame "El Nino" with alternative crops

Tagbilaran City (9 February) -- Bohol Vice Governor Julius Caesar Herrera presses for alternative crops and family managed patches while government technology can be easily had this time to dampen the felt dry spell.

The top legislator, who also sits as the SP Agriculture Chair said he learned that the government is ready to palay farmers who want to momentarily shift to corn and that it can provide hybrid seeds.

Herrera, who with Governor Erico Aumentado has been distributing seeds and subsidies to raise Bohol's rice sufficiency rating now eyes vegetables and root crops varieties which may be drought tolerant.

On the idle lots in the backyards, Herrera pointed out that high value commercial crops or vegetables the family can use can help on family finances.

He added that every town has government farm technicians who can help and whom people can consult for possible intervention measures. (PIA) [top]

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