La Trinidad farmers told: Try Crop management

VEGETABLE growers in La Trinidad, Benguet, were urged to practice crop management to keep the price of their produce stable.

Benguet Governor Nestor Fongwan advocated crop programming to avoid problems in maintaining production.

One such problem is the weather, which Fongwan said resulted in the dramatic increase in the price of carrots.

u201cThe rains did not help, that is why there was a scarcity in supply and a higher price but we have to do crop programming,” Fongwan said. 

u201cWe should learn how to control volume of production,” he added.

Fongwan said the government had long asked farmers in Benguet to form cooperatives to better manage their crops and get the best price for them in the market.

Unfair competition from carrots smuggled in from China is also hurting local carrot growers, he said.

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