Ilocos Norte Project to Boost Rice Yields by 30%
One Renewable recently turned over the Solar Powered Fertigation System with Solar Street Lights and CCTV to Alger Valdez, President of the Zanjera Rincon Irrigators Farmers Association of Baduang, Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte. The facility, a project of the Department of Agriculture (DAR) Regional Field Office I - Ilocos Norte aims to boost yields by 25-30% of the 32 hectares of rice fields cultivated using traditional methods.
Fertigation is a widely used farming technique that allows farmers to optimize water consumption, save time, resources, and effort by completing two events at the same time: fertilization and irrigation.
The ceremonial turn-over was graced by the presence of former Vice Mayor Maja Henson-Sales, project proponent who thanked Department of Agriculture Secretary William Dar and the President Ferdinand Marcos Jr for the successful project.