The Philippine Department of Agriculture (DA) is targeting a total of 3,400 hectares of new agri-business land in Southern Mindanao to be planted with hybrid corn this cropping season to increase corn production in the region.

Aside from developing areas for corn production, DA is also intensifying its corn hybridization program by promoting the use of hybrid corn seeds.

As support to the corn farmers, 1,361 bags of hybrid corn seeds will be distributed in Davao del Norte, 600 bags in Compostela Valley Province and 2,000 bags in Davao Oriental.

Likewise, the DA also committed one unit of farm tractor each for Davao del Norte, Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley; three units multi-purpose drying pavement each for Davao Oriental, Davao del Norte and Compostela Valley; one unit hauling truck each for the three provincesl; and construction of one warehouse for the three provinces.

Source: Yahoo! News