Saturday, July 23, 2016

Four years a go I highlighted golden apple sials issues in MADA area and was well covered in the local news paper. I am very sure the article was read by many including officers from MADA. May be at MADA level is not an issues but at farmers levels there is a big issues especially for the small scale rice planters. The issues are water management and snails control, pest on paddy, pesticides, cost of pesticides, killing non target organism, toxicological effects on the environment including human health and economy in general. MADA need to look into this matters seriously and have an integrated approach. Health effects on human due to chemicals used to kill golden apple snail (Pomacea) need to be handle wisely. Need experts to advise.

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