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Farmers urged to desist planting OPV seeds


Josephine Nyamwanza |  5 months ago | business


Horticulture farmers in Manicaland have been urged to desist planting Open Pollinated Variety seeds (OPV) to curb harvesting low yields in the forthcoming summer cropping season. Local agronomist Clemence Mucharedzeyi said farmers should adopt the use of hybrid drought tolerant seeds as the country moves to counter effects of climate change, adding that adoption of these varieties will expose farmers to increased yields. Research reveals that farmers can benefit and attain sustainable agriculture if they use improved hybrid seed technologies to alleviate the impact of the brutal wave of climate change.