Agri Ministry recommends ratio of 70 to 30

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The Ministry of Agriculture recommended the use of a ratio of 70 per cent of chemical fertiliser to 30 per cent of organic fertiliser for paddy cultivation in the next Maha Season.

 According to the Ministry, comments and suggestions were sought yesterday (28) from agricultural experts, regarding the use of chemical and organic fertiliser in the integrated plant nutrition management for the 2022/2023 Maha season.

 Accordingly, expert opinion on the ratio of chemical and organic fertiliser use in paddy cultivation was sought with the aim of achieving a successful harvest in the 2022/23 Maha season under the integrated plant nutrition management programme based on scientific data.

 Minister Mahinda Amaraweera noted that all the scholars agreed to the recommendation of 70 per cent minimum use of chemical fertiliser to 30 per cent use of organic fertiliser and that a Cabinet Paper will be submitted in this connection.