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Aug 8, 2016 @ 3:54

Government to rehab durian trees damaged by El Niño

THE fruit industry in the region is expecting a lower supply of fruit this year due to the impact of El Niño, which causes high mortality of fruit trees, particularly durian.

With this, the Department of Agriculture-High Value Crops Program (DA-HVCDP) has outlined its rehabilitation program to help durian growers overcome the effects of this year’s long dry spell.

DA Assistant Director Maria Febe Orbe said at least P2 million will be allocated by the DA-HVCDP to rehabilitate durian plantations in the region.

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