Selangor Journal

Selangor increases agricultural yield: Maintain highest production

SUNGAI BESAR, JAN 12: Selangor is targeting to achieve the highest agricultural production level yet again, similarly as in 2016 and 2015 at approximately 6.5 metric tonnes per season hectare.
Infrastructure, Public Amenities, Agricultural Modernisation and Agro-Based Industries Exco Zaidy Abdul Talib said the state is certainly at its highest level of production and efforts will be made to maintain that.
“The State Government will take several measures to ensure production level is maintained or increased in future.
“The only thing we are worried about is the spread of diseases such as the bacteria leaf blight (BLB) which will cause production levels to plummet. Besides, the current extremely hot weather is conducive for BLB to spread, in addition to bad agricultural practices among farmers.
“Therefore, we hope the State Agricultural Department in particular, can come down to the field to give briefings in order to improve these agricultural practices and reduce BLB,” he said to SelangorKini on January 11.
However, he said that so far, production is still at a commendable level and hopes it continues for the farmers’ benefit.
“On average, our projection is still at 6.5 metric tonnes per season hectare but we can see certain areas achieving more, up to 10 to 12 metric tonnes,” he said.

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