Tuesday, February 20, 2018

New book helps farmers with record-keeping


Useful tool: Agriculture Minister Devant Maharaj, left, presents farmer Anthony St Bernard with a copy of Farm Record-Keeping Crops-The Green Book following Tuesday's launch at PCS Nitrogen's Model Farm and Agricultural Resource Centre in Couva. Looking on is Rudranath Indarsingh, MP for Couva South. —Photo: INNIS FRANCIS

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FARMERS can now keep a proper record of their crops and livestock with the help of a book launched on Tuesday by the Canadian fertiliser giant, PCS Nitrogen.

The company on Tuesday launched a book titled Farm Record-Keeping Crops-The Green Book, at the PCS Model Farm and Agricultural Resource Centre in Perseverance, Couva.

Food Production Minister Devant Maharaj and Member of Parliament for Couva South Rudranath Indarsingh attended the function.

Ian Welch, managing director of PCS Nitrogen Trinidad, said the idea for the book came from farmers who would attend training sessions with PCS. It was during those training sessions that the idea for the book came about six months ago.

Within three months, the book was fully prepared to be used and it should be on sale at local bookstores from today, Welch said.

The cost should be approximately $60.

Using the book, farmers can keep records of their stock, equipment and finances.

Farmer Anthony St Bernard, who said he was pleased to receive his book at the function, added that it will help him manage his farming business more efficiently.