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Start planting, expert urges farmers

Start planting, expert urges farmers

By Kehinde Oluwatayo
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Farmers in Ondo State have been advised to start planting their crops as there are indications that the rain has come to stay.

    Speaking with The Hope in an interview, a general agriculturist, Mr Oladapo Ewete said that the effect of climate change varies from location to location.

  According to him, some crops need more water than others adding that barely all crops that are being planted in the South West can be planted now.

   “If you look around now, you will see fresh maize, these are people who have planted earlier. Although the yield wouldn’t be as okay as the one planted during rainy season, but yet, farmers will still make something out of it.

   “With the amount of rain we have in the state now, maize can be planted, yam, tomatoes, pepper and so on can all be planted”, he explained.

  Reacting to NIMET’s prediction that there would be hotter weather between March and May, Ewete said that the prediction was right  stressing  that when there is an increase in temperature, it brings excessive weather.

  While saying that climate change is no longer news in the world today, the expert said if it rains during the hot weather, it will be torrential resulting in flood noting  that anything planted at that time can not survive.

    He called on  farmers in the state to start planting adding that anything planted now can survive.

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