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Jamaica Gleaner Farmer's Weekly
published: Thursday | April 26, 2007

ON THE FARM - Dexter Lloyd capitalising on modern farming techniques
Spaldings, Clarendon: As more and more farmers continue to find innovative ways of producing crops in Jamaica, 43-year-old farmer Dexter Lloyd is also capitalising on the use of modern technology to maximise his returns. On a visit to Mr. Lloyd's farm in Kingsland, Manchester, recently...

Ministry proposes 'fair trade' banana production

Recognising that Jamaica will not be able to compete effectively with low-cost Latin American banana producers, the Ministry of Agriculture and Lands is moving to position the island as a 'fair trade' banana producer...

Diseased potato imports promise low yield in Manchester

Walderston, Manchester: A number ofIrish potato farmers in north Manchester are expecting a significant decrease in yields when they harvest their crops in six weeks.This is a result of a batch of diseased seedlings that the Christiana Potato Growers Association...

Sandals Resorts honours local farmers in Negril

Over 30 local farmers who supply the Sandals and Beaches resorts in Negril will today be honoured at a special Farmers' Month Dinner Party to be held at Beaches Sandy Bay Resort.The function is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m.

Make greater use of greenhouse tech - Alvin Murray

General manager of the Christiana Potato Growers Association (CPGA), Alvin Murray, is urging farmers to retool in order to maximise production and earnings.Speaking at the annual general meeting of the St. Elizabeth Cooperative Credit Union last Saturday...





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