DA distributes 873 units of granule applicators in Western Visayas
The Department of Agriculture (DA) in Western Visayas has already distributed a total of 873 units of granule applicators — which are used for precise distribution of seeds, fertilizer, and pesticides in the farm — to different farmers’ associations in the region from April to June.
A statement showed that rice farmers of Banate, Iloilo were among the initial beneficiaries of granule applicator. They received the equipment along with the farmer-beneficiaries from Badiangan, Estancia, Janiuay, and Leganes.
For the remainder of the year, DA eyes to turnover 608 units more of these.
Granule applicators are knapsack-type farm mechanization equipment that has 26 liters tank capacity and it is powered with a gasoline engine.
Prior to the distribution of the equipment, farmers were trained on the operation and maintenance of the granule applicators.