DA-10 gives plant growth enhancers to Camiguin

THE REGION
May 21, 2020

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CAMIGUIN -- To complement its provision of vegetable seeds since the coronavirus disease (COVID)-19 contagion, the Department of Agriculture-Regional Field Office (DA-RFO)-10 thru OIC-Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado handed 50 packs plant growth enhancer worth P35,000 to the Provincial Government of Camiguin represented by Vicente Ligan, Jr., in the presence of High Value Crops Development Program Coordinator Kersten S. Pagalan. 
    With such reinforcement, the island-province is eyed to intensify its production of food amid the ongoing health crisis, as it helps plants become more resistant to insect pests and diseases. 
    Each packet at 100 grams is good for a one-hectare planting area and can be diluted in about 200 liters (drum) of water and is ideally sprayed once a day during 5:00 am-9:00 am or 4:00 pm once the plant’s seeds have sprouted. 
    To ensure food availability and sustain production amidst the threat of COVID-19, DA is intensifying the promotion of urban agriculture through the distribution of free vegetable seeds and planting materials nationwide. (DA10/PIA10)


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