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Farmers to take advantage of soil sample

05:49 Fri Feb 17, 2017


Taken from/By: FBC News
Report by: Ana Ravulo

The Ministry of Agriculture is encouraging farmers to take advantage of the soil sample and testing services that they provide.

The Ministry provides soil sampling services to farmers, private companies and other interested individuals.

Services provided by the Ministry to farmers is free of charge provided it comes through the agriculture locality officers.

Director Research, Apaitia Macanawai says soil testing is an easy and cost effective way to manage soil for crop or pasture production.

Macanawai says it determines the key nutrients and pH levels, so that the farmer can make the best choice when purchasing fertilizers and other nutrients.



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