[ 2012-07-28 ]
Nkawkaw District cocoa office supplies 321,695 hybrid cocoa seedlings
Okae Nkawkaw (ER), July 27, GNA-The Nkawkaw
District office of the Ghana Cocoa Board has
supplied 321,695 hybrid cocoa seedlings to 542
cocoa farmers in the area.
Community group nurseries also raised 19,000 cocoa
seedlings to supplement what is being provided by
the district cocoa office.
The hybrid cocoa seedlings, which were distributed
freely to the cocoa farmers, were raised from
nurseries at Pankese and Akoase in the Birim North
The community group seedlings were raised from its
Ekowso nursery in the Kwahu West Municipality,
under the Cocoa Swollen Shoot Virus Disease
(CSSVD) Control Unit to increase cocoa production
to enhance the country's foreign exchange.
The Nkawkaw District Cocoa Officer, Mr Adom
Yeboah, disclosed this to the Ghana News Agency
(GNA) in an interview at Nkawkaw on Friday.
He said 1,500 farmers applied for the hybrid cocoa
seedlings but they could only supply to 542
Mr Yeboah said the government would continue to
supply free hybrid cocoa seedlings from its
various nurseries in the cocoa districts
throughout the country to cocoa farmers for the
next six years to increase cocoa production.
He said they had received a quantity of
insecticides for distribution to the 40 cocoa mass
spraying gangs in the district to control the
capsid and black pod diseases.
Mr Yeboah advised cocoa farmers to plant the
hybrid cocoa seedlings and adopt improved methods
of planting to make effective use of the soil
nutrient and also plant economic trees to provide
shade to the cocoa trees to increase production.
He urged the cocoa farmers to cooperate and assist
the cocoa mass spraying gangs by weeding their
cocoa farms and providing adequate water to ensure
effective spraying of their cocoa farms.
Source - GNA
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