Farming activities in the 2018 rainy season have started in most parts of Jigawa local government areas.
In view of the regular rainfalls across the state, most farmers have considered the soil wet enough for them to commence ground tilling and crop growing.
In Dutse, Birninkudu, Kiyawa, Buji, Ringim and Gwaram local government local government areas of the state, many farmers have planted seeds in their farmlands.
Mr. Salmanu Ahmadu of Minari village in Dutse Local Government Area expressed satisfaction with the quality of the seeds which he planted on his farm.He said: “You can see it yourself; all the millet, groundnut, guinea corn and bean seeds, which I planted, have germinated in a good way.
We are happy that the rains have stabilized; therefore, we may not have any problem with the growth of the seeds we have planted.’’
Mr. Yusuf Muhammad, a farmer in Birninkudu, said that the farmers’ fear about inadequate rainfall is now over.“Our next challenge is how to get fertilizers to apply to the plants; I, therefore, appeal to the government to supply it to us in good time at subsidized prices.
We also need agro chemicals like pesticides to destroy insects that could harm the crops we have planted,’’ he added.