Dry spell dents cotton farmers’ hopes

Dry spell dents cotton farmers’ hopes

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By Staff Reporter

Cotton farmers in Manicaland might register losses after their crop was adversely affected by low rainfall.

Manicaland Provincial agronomist, Mr. Cephas  Mlambo, said the cotton crop was affected while it was still at ball formation with some farmers expecting to start their first reaping round next month.

While the number of farmers who have embarked on cotton farming this season has increased, plants showing moisture stress have already reached the permanent wilting point.

Cotton farmer Tendai Chisandu who spoke to Diamond Fm said they have lost hope as crops have already wilted

His sentiments were echoed by Mr Timothy Gwenzi, of Chipinge who faced with the same challenges

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