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DOST distributes irradiated carrageenan to farmers of Naruangan, Tuao, Cagayan during the celebration of the Provicial Science and Technology Week of PSTC Cagayan.
TUAO, Cagayan, July 13 (PIA) - Farmers in the province reported an increase in rice production after the Department of Science and Technology and the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist introduced a technology developed by Filipino scientists.
Dr. Mildred Abella, provincial agriculturist, said that as a result of field trials on Carrageenan Plant Food Supplement, a farmer in Penablanca yielded a 45 cavans increase per hectare or 32.2 percent from the previous planting season.
The supplement is a liquid plant food with macro and micro and phytohormones properties.
The 300 milliliters liquid mixed with 16 liters of water per hectare is thus applied thrice, at 15 days intervals, on the field for direct seeded seedlings.