Kalinga opens its compost facility
TABUK CITY, Kalinga, July 18 (PIA) -- The dream of farmers in the province for ready supply of organic inputs has been answered with the newly opened compost facility at the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist Office (OPAG) compound.
The facility is a tie-up project between the Bureau of Soils and Water Management (BSWM), which provided the equipments and the province, which shouldered the cost of P400,000 for the building.
Joe Casibang of OPAG said that the facility will be used for the production of trichoderma fungus and African night crawlers used as activators in the processing of compost fertilizers.
This is the answer to the rising cost of chemical-based inputs used by farmers.
Organic technology introduces alternate use of farm waste products like rice straws as compost raw materials in the production of organic fertilizers. With the facility, farmers could avail either the finished organic fertilizers or just the compost activators, Casibang said.
Trained OPAG personnel are assigned in the operation of the compost facility to assure a ready supply of organic fertilizers to farmers in the province. (JDP/LL-PIA CAR, Kalinga)
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