“Half of our 400 soil samples had already been analyzed for soil pH, and macro and micro elements. Our city’s soil fertility profile will be complete before June ends,” said City Agriculturist Ramon Losañes during a program for the Buwan ng Magsasaka’t Mangingisda on May 27, 2014.
The Office for the City Agricultural Services (OCAS) collected 400 soil samples in the city’s nineteen barangays in the first quarter of this year. “The soil samples we collected represent different ecosystems and crops planted,” added Losañes.
The Sultan Kudarat Soils Laboratory analyzes these soil samples for free.
OCAS updates Tacurong’s soil fertility profile every three years to provide farmers with reliable information for crop management. LGU Tacurong City Information