New Techniques And Inputs For Better Harvests
Agriculture|July 2017

An Enterprising Farmer in Calauag, Quezon can now be considered exceptional after he was able to almost double the yield of his corn plantation in Barangay Mulay.

Julio P.Yar.Jr.

According to farmer-entrepreneur Emmanuel “Didoy” Joson, he was able to increase the production of his farm by applying Agrocote, a controlled release fertilizer, in addition to the farm inputs he was using from the start.

From the 9 hectares of land he planted with his preferred corn variety, Joson says that he can now harvest an average of 8.8 tons per hectare. This is approximately between 72 and 90 tons of corn from his 9-hectare farmland, compared to his usual harvest which he says only amounted to 40 tons. The total weight refers to the weight of shelled corn he gets with the machinery that he is now using at his farm.

A minimal investment: It was learned from Joson that the additional farm input costs only about R5,000, which resulted in the considerable increase of yield. This is aside from the regular inputs he uses, like commercial fertilizers, urea, and chicken manure that he applies as basal during land preparation.

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