FG introduces disease resistance maize to farmers in A’Ibom – Official

FG introduces disease resistance maize to farmers in A’Ibom – Official

The Federal Government under the National Agricultural Seed Council (NASC) has introduced a disease resistance maize to farmers in Akwa Ibom.

Mr Mmoeyak Usua, the Regional Director of the Council, South-South Zone, disclosed this during the 2020 Farmers’ Field Day organised by NASC in collaboration with Premier Seeds, Du Pont and Bayer Seed Companies in Uyo on Wednesday.

Usua said that the hybrid seed known as OBA SUPER 13 has the capacity to produce between 5,000 tons and 7, 000 tons of maize per hectare, three times a year.

He said the high yielding seed passed through a series of international research tests and it was discovered as having superior quality over the local seeds.

Ikimat Salawu Yusuff

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