THE PRICE of Sri Lankan coconuts could tumble if a plan by the country's Coconut Cultivation Board to double the national annual production to about 7.6 billion nuts by increasing yields through scientific cultivation techniques is successful. Its chairman Dr Sunil Jayasekara has said specialists will be training smallholders in the judicious use of fertilisers, mulching, and soil and water conservation techniques. In the long term, yields are to be raised through the planting of genetically superior, high quality coconut ...

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