Government urged to conduct soil tests in areas affected by Cyclone Idai


By Staff Reporter
Government has been urged to conduct soil tests in Chimanimani and other areas affected by Cyclone Idai, so that farmers resume farming in suitable conditions .
In an interview with Star FM News agronomist Mr Irvine Crag said soil tests done on time will help farmers to, grow suitable crops.
The soils in Chimanimani were affected by mud slides triggered by tropical  Cyclone Idai in March, with some farmers still struggling to resume agricultural activities.
Meanwhile, agronomist Dr John Bhasera said wheat farmers should use proper seed to get more yields.
He was speaking to star fm news on the sidelines of a wheat pre-planting conference in Harare on Wednesday.
This year government has set a target of 75 000 hectares for wheat, and
60 000 hectares will be allocated to command agriculture while the remaining will be supported by the private sector.

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