What appears to be the onset of this year’s rains is coming to mango farmers as a good intervention in their mango production activities.
General Manager for mango producers, Farm Management Services Limited, (FMSL) Ghana, Mr. Frank Wilson has said farmers, especially mango farmers are excited with the rains which portends good production activities for farmers including mango farmers.
Mr. Wilson who underscored the crucial role the rains play in mango farming said mango farmers are compelled to adopt irrigation practices in the absence of rains.
Water he stressed plays a vital role in providing nutrients and other requirements of the crop.
“Mango production needs a lot of irrigations which have to do with water for the crop to do very well in size and nutrients to suit the local and international market for maximum returns,” the FMSL manager said.
Mr. Wilson made the remarks in an interview with Captain Adabugar during the ‘Akuafo Sesen’ segment of the Rite Morning Ride in response to the expected impact of the rainfall on farming activities.
“We farmers are grateful to God for the rainfall because it will increase the size of the mango leading to maximization of profit in the international market,” he underscored.
The FMSL farm manager however observed that the rains do not come with challenges.
While mango farmers bask in the rains however, Mr. Wilson said the phenomenon does not come without any challenges.
Heavy rains have invariably led to destruction of mango farms as the crops are blown off in heavy wind and rainstorm, leading to massive loss of revenue to farmers.
“Even though we appreciate the rainfall, it nevertheless sometimes comes with challenges,” Mr. Wilson said “The wind blows off all the smaller mango fruits which are growing on the trees which leads to heavy losses on the part of farmers.
He however revealed that Farm Management Services Limited is in negotiations with some companies from China towards buying the smaller mangoes blown by the winds but which are not matured enough for consumption.
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