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As farmers here brace for farm modernization, they also look forward to trying new things such as the adoption of a Vietnamese onion technology to boost their productivity. Backed by the Department of Agriculture led by Secretary Emmanuel Piñol, the new Vietnamese technology which uses onion tubers as planting materials instead of seeds will be tested in Ilocos Norte’s onion growing towns for possible adoption by local farmers. Unlike the seeds which took a longer time to germinate, onion tubers, as big as an average thumb and initially grown in a nursery, could be harvested after two months.

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