17-06-2014 02:27 AM | Brazil

Brazilian scientists help Omani farmers increase citrus yields

Two agricultural scientists from the Federal University of Viçosa (UFV), the leading agricultural educational university in Brazil, visited Omani farmers in the North Al Batinah Governorate to share the latest research and technology for citrus and mango cultivation.

Supported by Vale and in coordination with the Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), the project was established in 2012 with the aim of restoring Oman's two most traditional crops, by investigating control measures against Mango Wilt and Witch's Broom that have been affecting these yields, and in turn, help achieve better growth and harvest.

A research into the decline of both the crops has been funded by Vale, and has allowed researchers from Oman to visit Brazil to understand how growers cultivate citrus and mango to obtain higher yields.
Full Story : Times of Oman