Banana Cultivation: Farmers To Visit Theni

By TheHindu on 01 Jul 2015

Collector K.S.Palanisamy directed the Department of Agricultural Marketing and Agri Business to take a team of banana growers from the district to Theni and Vathalagundu areas to study the cultivation of Grand Naine variety of banana.

Since the Grand Naine variety offered good export potential, farmers from Tiruchi district too could cultivate it for better returns, he said after inspecting banana auction at the Integrated Market Complex for Banana at Thiruchendurai on Tuesday.

Mr.Palanisamy also instructed officials to provide a weighing machine at the market complex so that farmers could sort, grade and sell their produce based on weight for better returns. Currently, banana was auctioned as bunches.