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The Philippine government is now working on enhancing a locally manufactured machinery in order to increase the country’s output for onions.

The Philippine government is now working on enhancing a locally manufactured machinery in order to increase the country’s output for onions.

In a statement, the Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PHilMech), an attached agency to the Department of Agriculture (DA), said it is now upgrading its highly successful Multi-Row Onion Mechanical Seeder (MROS) and testing its usage in planting other vegetables.

Attached to a common hand tractor and could be operated by a single person, MROS was developed by PhilMech to help farmers improve their productivity through direct seeding method.

 

See full article at Manila Bulletin

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