Corn, cassava farmers receive moisture meter, seeds from DA 4A


Department of Agriculture (DA) Region IV-CALABARZON, through its Corn and Cassava Program, has awarded each of the Magdalena, Laguna and the City Agricultural and Fishery Council Business Group in Dasmariñas, Cavite corn and cassava farmers with moisture meter.

The local government of Magdalena received the new agricultural tool from the regional office on September 7, 2020. A total of 52 farmers are expected to benefit from this intervention that will help them identify potential problems and damages to their crops from moisture build-up in their farms.

A total of 257 corn and cassava farmers of the City Agricultural and Fishery Council Business Group also received this brand new moisture meter from DA on September 10. Aside from this, the local government of Dasmariñas received eight bags of dekalb corn seeds under the Quick Response Fund for Taal-affected farmers of the Corn and Cassava Program.

One of the most important factors for the production of high-quality crops, in this case corn and cassava, is the careful monitoring of moisture during harvest and storage. With the help of the moisture meter, farmers-recipients can now control the moisture content of various crops to ensure better yields and quality. • (MAP, DA-RAFIS)