A black bug is commonly present in rainfed and irrigated areas. It prefers continuously cropped irrigated rice areas and poorly drained fields. It sucks the sap of the rice plant causing bug burn damage. Damaged plants turn yellowish and dry up the plant in severe cases.
The Department of Agriculture (DA) 9 through its Regulatory Division and Regional Crop Protection Center (RCPC) and the Municipal Local Government Units of Molave, Tukuran, Labangan, Guipos and Kumalarang, Zamboanga del Sur. conducted an operation black bug control recently.
Hardwork has paid off. It is all worth it, worth the pain.
Department of Agriculture Assistant Regional Director Maria Melba B. Wee congratulated the leadership of R.T. Lim municipality during the turnover and acceptance ceremonies of the fully concreted 3.64 kilometer farm-to-market road serving 352 households in barangays Casacon and Tilasan.
The P38 Million FMR was officially turned over recently by DA9 to the Municipality of R.T. Lim, Zamboanga Sibugay. Wee, in behalf of Regional Director Constancio G. Alama lauded Mayor Michael Piodena’s unrelenting support and partnership with the DA in providing numerous programs and projects for his constituents.
Nine barangays in the municipality of Malangas, Zamboanga Sibugay province receive a total of 95 bags of corn seeds.
Through the Corn Commodity program of the Department of Agriculture (DA), barangays Molom, Lipacan, Payag, Bacao, Catituan, Camanga, Tigabon, Logpond and Sinusayan share 45 bags of Open Pollinated Variety (OPV) White corn seeds and 50 bags of Hybrid yellow corn seeds.