Honduras looks to organic fertilizers

Officials from Honduras' Secretariat of Agriculture and Livestock (SAG) are analyzing the possibility of certifying production of organic fertilizer.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The head of SAG, Hector Hernández, explained that he is working with the company Inversiones Mejía to validate a fertilizing ethodology for corn, and another for vegetables of high economic value to improve agricultural production.
With the organic bonus, producers will save up to 50 per cent of the cost of harvesting compared with fertilizers from abroad.

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