bigger nutmeg harvest
The Export Agriculture Department has introduced new technology to
get a bigger harvest of nutmeg, an Agriculture Department official said.
The country imports 500 million of nutmegs annually. With the
introduction of this technology, the harvest will be increased, the
officer said. He said there are no special varieties of nutmeg in the
country. Farmers used to reproduce them by seeds. It is necessary to
take seeds from selected trees to yield a bumper harvest. Though there
are male and female nutmeg trees, it is difficult to identify the sex of
the trees before flowering.
This problem does not arise with this technology. It is expected to
yield 10,000 nutmegs from this budded variety.