The Department of Agriculture has introduced four new rice varieties in the year 2022.
The Ministry of Agriculture decided today (26) to extend the validity period of the vouchers issued for the purchase of fertilizers in this Yala season till the end of December this year.
The Department of Agriculture requests all the farmers to compulsorily apply MOP fertilizers (Bandi Fertilizer) for paddy cultivation at the correct stage to avoid nutrient deficiencies.
The media reports have revealed information on non-issuance of fertilizer vouchers so far to farmers in certain areas in Moneragala District. The Minister of Agriculture has paid his attention in this regard and inquired about the non-issuance of fertilizer vouchers to farmers.
Dr. Hemali Kothalawala, Director General of the Department of Animal Production and Health stated that cattle do not die due to Lumpy Skin Disease, which is spreading in several parts of the North-Western Province these days. Mr. Mahinda Amaraweera, Minister of Agriculture inquired the Director General about this matter and she said that there is little chance of cattle dying due to this disease at a meeting held at the Hector Kobbekaduwa Agrarian Research and Training Institute today (30) morning.