Farmers Want Help To Combat Spread Of Bamboo

News Date: June 16 2016

With bamboo plants rapidly taking over the hillsides in several central Hanover communities, veteran farmers in the parish are calling on the Ministry of Agriculture to partner with local farming organisations to curtail the invasion of what is the world's fastest-growing plant.

According to Collin Johnson, a Mount Peace based farmer, the hillsides in his community, as well in Barbican, Claremont, Jericho, Chambers Pen, Clifton, Askenish, Maryland, Cascade and the lower sections of the Dolphin Head mountain range, is severely affected by the fast-spreading bamboo plant.

News Source: Jamaica Gleaner
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