Midlands to have above normal rains

NONSIKELELO NGWENYA GWERU BUREAU GWERU – The Midlands Province is likely to have normal to above normal rains in the 2016 to 2017 rain se...


– The Midlands Province is likely to have normal to above normal rains in the 2016 to 2017 rain season, a senior Agritex officer has said.
Midlands Provincial Agritex officer Peter Chamisa said that the province was expecting an average of 650 ml of rainfall which is much higher compared to last year's average of about 500 ml.
"This year we are expecting a general increase in rainfall for the farming season from last year as we received an average of about 500. This year we are expecting an average an average of 650 ml and above", said Chamisa.
He however cautioned farmers that some places could receive the same rains as last year.
"Farmers should however, take note that there could be a dry spell between January and February next year. We therefore encourage farmers to plant season seeds", he said.
 Agritex has stepped up training programmes aimed at improving farmers' timing for the planting of crops in an environment where rainfall patterns are becoming more and more erratic.
He said Government has also embarked on programmes to support farmers so that they realize good harvests.
"There is an ongoing special maize product contract which has already started in the province whereby the Government supply farmers with inputs like seeds, herbicides and fertilizers and farmers are expected to produce and feed the nation and export some of the grains," said Chamisa.
agriculture news



advertisements,28,agriculture,47,As I see it,13,Business news,257,cartoon,2,Chibhorani talk,25,Comments,25,crime,331,Editor Pick,1,Education,212,Entertainment,187,Farming,2,fashion,5,Featured Post,4,Gossip,83,health,34,Local News,1020,Local Sport,36,News,1003,News Ticker,3,Obituaries,1,Opinion,12,Police Alert,1,Recent,22,Religion,1,social,35,Sport,273,Story of the Week,2,Swag,1,swops,25,Swops Harare Region,10,Swops Manicaland Region,16,Swops Mashonaland Central,13,Swops Mashonaland East,11,Swops Mashonaland West Region,13,Swops Masvingo Region,22,Swops Matebeleland Region,9,Swops Midlands Region,12,Top Stories,160,Travel and Leisure,8,Your Views,8,
The Mirror: Midlands to have above normal rains
Midlands to have above normal rains
The Mirror
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS CONTENT IS PREMIUM Please share to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy