Coconut farmers urged to adopt best practices


Mr. Emmanuel Sasu Yeboah, Head of the Coconut Unit of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA), have advised coconut farmers to adopt the best practices to increase their yield.

He gave the advice at a one-day workshop on coconut production organized by the MOFA and Kexlan, a private company.

Mr. Yeboah said coconut seedlings should be planted on good sites that have drainage and good water holding capacity.

He said farmers should avoid planting on sites that are water logged and rocky.

Mr. Yeboah said coconut varieties resistant to the Cape Saint Paul Wilt Disease should be planted in areas where the disease is prevalent.

Mr. Felix Olalekan Adekye, acting Managing Director of Kexlan, said the company was working with MOFA to improve coconut production.

He said the company would assist farmers to obtain information on best coconut production practices and technologies that would enable them to make good use of coconut.

Source: GNA

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