Expert Cautions Farmers Against Panic Planting In Gombe

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Dr Joseph Hussaini, Director, Technical Services, Gombe State Agricultural Development Programme (GADP), has cautioned farmers in the state against plant their crops early as the wet season approaches.

Hussaini gave the advice in an interview in Gombe.

He said that the advice became vital in view of the increase in panic planting by some farmers on a yearly basis.

The director also said the advice was based on the huge losses they incur as a result of planting immediately after the first rainfall.

He said it was not safe for farmers to commence planting when the rainfall is once or twice in a week.

Hussaini said that the right time to plant was when rainfall becomes well established and “ by established rainfall, I mean when the rainfall is three times per week.

He commended the state government for providing funds for agricultural researches to improve the sector.

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