Farmers upset over spraying of fake hormones on mango groves
Palakad: Fake hormones are being used to boost the flowering of mango trees without the knowledge of farmers in Muthalamada. Hormones are sprayed on the mango groves by middlemen without consulting the farmers.
The farmer communities in Muthalamada have been complaining of a substantial fall in mango production. Following this, the middlemen started to use fake hormones for boosting the flowering of the trees.
Regional level awareness programmes will be organised to solve the issue.
Officials informed that they will conduct awareness classes including face-to-face programs and distribution of notices among farmers and merchants.