Pineapple Growers Association raises concern over cost of fertilizer

by December 5th, 2021

The Pineapple Growers Association has expressed concern about the rising cost of fertilizer.

President of the association Everton Farquharson, told Irie FM news that the cost of the fertilizer which is needed to improve crop yield, continues to increase almost, every month.

He is calling on Agriculture Minister Audley Shaw to offer some assistance.

Agriculture Minister Audley Shaw recently announced, a $100 dollar funding support for farmers, to off set the cost of fertilizer.

The ministry is partnering with Newport Fersan Jamaica limited, to provide the support, over the October to December period.

Following this announcement, the Jamaica Agricultural Society called on the government to allocate some of the funds, towards the production of local organic fertilizer.

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