100,000 coconut palm seeds from Costa Rica will enter Antigua shortly

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Cabinet Notes:

 

The Cabinet announced that 100,000 coconut palm seeds from Costa Rica will enter Antigua shortly for propagation of new coconut palms that were destroyed during the lethal yellowing disease which killed off thousands of palms.

 

Many hotels, the Agricultural Development Corporation, homeowners and others suffered a great loss during the height of the disease.

 

The seeds will produce trees resistant to this disease; they will grow about six feet tall, and will begin producing fruit shortly after three years of growth.

 

The Cabinet applauded the Ministry of Agriculture for moving on this project.

 

Other farmers have already begun the process of propagating the resistant strain of palms for their own use.

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10 COMMENTS

  1. Costa Rica produces some of the sweetest and purest coconuts!!!! Need I say KUDOS TO THE GOVERNMENT?

  2. Are those seeds going to Gaston Browne’s Farm? I know what the story says. However,in Antigua it does not mean one damn thing. The World Teflon Boss would become the monopoly Coconut Farmer Browne, inna Antigua not Barbuda.

      • Hmmmmmmm: You seems to know all things about Gaston. Are your initials W.B. That of a man. Who sometimes dresses as a woman. Just asking.

  3. This is really good new because I was wondering if the ministry of agriculture will seek to replenish the coconut trees after the dying off.

    All these trees will probably be going to persons.
    But there need to be another 100 000 spread across the wild.
    There need to be rows of them planted just off the beach shores.
    1. Reduces erosion
    2. Bring back the lost natural beauty that the tourist like to see when they come to our
    shores

    • @Coin Dadly – great ideas! Hope someone is listening.

      Will Min of AG scientists check the shipment for pests & unwanted biological contamination before distribution?

  4. Here we go again!
    So why did the most honorable prime minister Gaston Browne chose to enter into coconut farming?
    There’s the answer. He knew that these coconut palm seeds were coming.
    Mr. PM you should have announced it before you grab all that farmlands.
    Same with the modern vaccine….

  5. What changes had to be made to the plant for it to be resistant to the lethal yellowing..

  6. Gaston did say that he was going into coconut farming and he was awaiting the palm seeds from Costa Rica. So you see all the seed may be going to his farm at the government’s expense.

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