Vegetable Production Training Make Big Profits – Entrepinoy farmer who undergo rigid training on all the aspects of successful vegetables production such as the use of hybrid seeds, seedling tray to produce seedlings, plastic mulch for year-round production, proper fertilization, pest and disease control, harvesting and postharvest handling, marketing and other aspects of the business, have the great chance to make big profits.
Even ordinary farmers who have undergone training on the improved production techniques have succeeded in making big profits. Worth mentioning is Eleuterio Indic of Sta. Elena in Tacloban City. He planted just one kilo of sweet corn seeds costing him P1,500 and made a profit of P33,000 in just 65 days of culture.
Also, Michael Canabe, a 19-year-old high school graduate from Balilihan, Bohol, underwent training on vegetable production in Sept. 2007. After training, he got a loan-in-kind worth P5,700 in the form of Casino eggplant seeds, plastic mulch and seedling tray. He planted a little over 900 seedlings on October 25, 2007, and started harvesting in the first week of December. From that small planting he was able to make a net profit of P45,000 in a harvest period of three months.
Now he is self-financing his operation. He has planted sitao, squash, sweet pepper and eggplant. With his earnings, he is helping a sister to pursue a nursing course.