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Venezuela to aid Dominica control Black Sigatoka outbreak
2012-07-28 14:47:50 | (0 Comments)
Dominica is to receive assistance from the Government of Venezuela to help deal with the outbreak of the deadly Black Sigatoka disease.
A statement released by the Office of the Prime Minister in Caracas says Venezuela will provide US$64,000 worth of fungicide as well as three experts to help deal with the outbreak.
The Black Sigatoka disease, which kills plantain and banana plants, has been confirmed in the Dominican Republic leaving agriculture officials concerned.
During a recent press conference, Agriculture Minister Mathew Walter announced that vigorous steps were being taken to deal with the problem.
Source: The Gleaner/Power 106 News
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