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DA, NFA to start soil tests to raise corn output
09:02:15 AM | Monday, August 17th, 2015

Author: James Konstantin Galvez

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The Department of Agriculture (DA) has tapped the National Food Authority (NFA) to implement the department’s mobile soil test clinics in major corn-producing provinces in the country.

The joint project aims to increase corn output through sufficient and balanced fertilization based on results of the soil tests, DA-Bureau of Soils and Water Management (BSWM) Executive Director Dr. Silvino Tejada said during the signing of the memorandum of agreement.

“The availability of the technology transfer that the project will provide is intended to benefit the farmers’ cooperatives in major corn-producing provinces such as Pangasinan, Isabela, Cagayan, Bukidnon and South Cotabato,” Tejada said.

The DA-BSWM will train the technicians, monitor the 10 off-road motorcycle carrier fitted with rack and luggage containing the soil test kits (STKs) throughout the two-year project implementation.

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