Cultivating, Planting Sorghum in the Philippines

Sorghum Grows Well in Alamada, Cotabato, Philippines by Manny Piñol

Our dream of developing and producing a new grains crop to supplement Corn in the production of poultry and livestock feeds is finally coming true.

Planted in an ideal location, elevation, climate and following developed protocols, Sorghum is showing outstanding growth and grains production potentials.

Even before we could make our first harvest in our Demo Farm in Pigcawaran, Alamada, Cotabato, many farmers now indicate that they too would like to plant Sorghum.

Here are some of the advantages of Sorghum farming:

  1. One-hectare of seeds cost only P5,000;
  2. With one planting, Sorghum will give the farmer two to three harvests because it grows tillers called Ratoons;
  3. Sorghum is more tolerant to long dry spells and requires only 25% of the water requirements of Corn;
  4. Sorghum stalks and leaves remain green after harvest allowing farmers to process these into silage for Cattle, Goats, Sheep and Carabao;
  5. Under the Sorghum Production Program of our young company, Southseas Agri-Aqua Ventures Inc. headed by former Sen. Ping Lacson, we provide the seeds payable upon harvest, technical support with a Buy-Back Agreement and a guaranteee buying price.

Our area of operations now is concetrated in North Cotabato but we could assist farmers in other areas of Mindanao.

Those interested to join the program could contact Ms. Rose Parillo at +639171146762 or Ms. Kath Bahinting at 09499743426.

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