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Farmers called to cultivate maize

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor February 11, 2019 17:12

Farmers called to cultivate maize

The Department of Agriculture has called on farmers to undertake the cultivation of maize sans any fear.
Maize cultivations were destroyed as a result of the Senaa caterpillar menace. As such the farmers refrained from taking to the cultivation of maize. However, Agricultural officials said that less than fifty percent of the maize cultivated on 82 thousand hectares of lands during the last cultivating season was destroyed by the Senaa caterpillar. This was stressed at a discussion held at the Gannoruwa Agricultural Information Centre that centred on the control of the Senaa caterpillar.
Project and Training Director of the Department of Agriculture K.B. Gunaratne said that it was possible to minimize the harm caused to the cultivations carried on during the stipulated period on the instructions of the Department.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor February 11, 2019 17:12