Cassava: Over 100 trained as spray service providers


Close to a hundred people have trained as spray service providers on herbicides application, safety and use in Abia state, Nigeria.
The training, which came at the onset of cassava planting season, was conducted by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture led Cassava Weed Management Project in partnership with the National Root Crops Research Institute, Umudike; National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC); and the Abia State Agricultural Development Program.
The two-day training, which was implemented in two locations— Umuahia and Isuikwuato LGA — covered areas such as the different types of weed species, herbicides, and tips on application, calibration, and safety. A practical session on calibration was conducted to help participants understand the principles and importance of calibration.
The Program Manager, Abia ADP, Mr Bato Onyemaobi said the training aligned with the state government’s agricultural development program.

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