Demonstration plot – ghanagogo

Along with my site, I was also assigned the primary project of doing a demonstration plot. To do this I was linked up with an internationally funded agriculture project. For Macondo specifically, maize is to be our focus. I am only bringing this up now because although my primary project, it can only be done during the rainy season, which has only started in the last month (thankfully). And preparation to this demonstration has been quite hectic. It is such a large project, targeting large parts of Ghana and staff is small. Field agents really are in the field most of the week and cover large sections. The hope is for PCVs that are linked to be resources to ensure these demonstration plots succeed. Mainly because we are in the community and can therefore maintain the demonstration plot and follow the assigned protocol down to the decimal point.

We finally planted last week!

It is a small demonstration plot, only 40m x 25m and it fits both the test and control plot. We are testing PANNAR53, a white maize with the potential for 6 – 10 tons / hectare. We planted 25cm apart with 75cm between rows and only one seed per hole. This sh…

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