TANNIE ZAULDA: P188,000 Profit From A Trial Planting Of Ginger

TANNIE ZAULDA: P188,000 Profit From A Trial Planting Of Ginger

In 2015, Tannie Zaulda, 48, of Brgy. Julita, Libacao, Aklan made a trial planting of native ginger between his Señorita bananas in his two-hectare integrated farm. From the 120 kilos of seed pieces that he planted, he was able to harvest three tons of rhizomes which gave him  a net profit of P188,000. Encouraged by the good income, he planted 45,000 hills of ginger this year.

TANNIE ZAULDA: P188,000 Profit From A Trial Planting Of Ginger
Tannie Zaulda posing with Señorita banana that is about to be harvested. Note ginger plants intercropped with the bananas.

Of course, Señorita banana has been his main money maker in previous years up to this time. He has 3,500 hills of this variety. In seven months after planting, the first bunch is harvested from each hill, followed by two more from the succeeding suckers. Thus, in one year, he can harvest three bunches from each hill. He sells his bananas at a wholesale price of P10 per kilo to buyers in Aklan, Iloilo and Capiz.

In addition to Señorita banana and ginger, Tannie has also planted 100 hills of lakatan and 150 hills of latundan bananas in addition to high-value fruit trees. He  is one of the farmers being assisted by the local government unit of Libacao with the technical advice from Aklan State University through its Extension and Community Services Unit.—MELPHA M. ABELLO

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

One thought on “TANNIE ZAULDA: P188,000 Profit From A Trial Planting Of Ginger

  1. Im from pototan iloilo, im glad to see what i am exactly imagining with my small 1600sqm piece of hilly land… i wud like to ask if its ok to plant ginger in this months of septmber to december? Thanks

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.