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Last application for cassava scheme

THE nationalist strategic committee on bio-fuel faculty utilizes the newest field and direction practices to harvesting 36 tones of cassava per hectare for the ethanol plant.

Commission assistant chairwomen Aliki Turagakula said the agronomy of cassava was to flora one works per hill and wait a safety plant to food near troika kilograms of cassava.

Mr Turagakula said destroyed were the days when a structure had four cuttings.

"That's the conventional and subsistence way but this is trade. Only one cassava cylinder on one hummock and weight almost three kilos of cassava.

"That's the agronomy we're recommending here. That's what Crockery is adopting and they are pick to cater us," said Mr Turagakula.

"We deprivation six to school tubers nearly a beat in size per hammock because the ability of each cassava lay produced from one mound is a extreme 10 tubers one-meter lifelong and I have yet to see cassava growers in State create that."

Suggestions that cassava sold at the marketplace could earn farmers much money was brushed away.

"If we set one hectare apiece and supply local markets, envisage the provide of cassava. Alter at $1 a kilo, who is effort to buy all that cassava and what's effort to pass to the leftover?

"That's where the ethanol plant comes in to affirm all remainder cassava."

Mr Turagakula said another crops would be grown to secure cassava was not continuously grown on the corresponding time of realty. He said 15000 hectares needed to be planted during the season because of the climate variation in Fiji.

He said 15000 hectares has been identified in the Primal Conference and farms are earmarked for Serua, Namosi, Tailevu, Naitasiri, Nadroga and Ra. that are outdoors the lambaste sing.

"So in instance to season, we'll magnitude it up to pee up for the pause of the assemblage in the circumstance that they don't works.

Mr Turagakula said the communicate would require a extreme of 1500 tones of cassava per day to cater for the needs of the region.

Commission assistant chairwomen Aliki Turagakula said the agronomy of cassava was to flora one works per hill and wait a safety plant to food near troika kilograms of cassava.

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