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• GILBERT P. BAYORAN

It is business as usual for sugar farmers who are continuing to replant their El Niño damaged sugarcane areas, following phreatic explosion of Kanlaon volcano on Monday night, according to the Sugar Regulatory Administration.

In a statement, SRA disclosed that the rain is helping to neutralize the acidity of the volcanic ash, which it said indicates that the phreatic explosion resulted in minimal damage to sugarcane fields.

Rivers and creeks already have lahar flow but so far no crop damage, it added.

The soil and leaf samples taken in 23 farm locations around Kanlaon on June 5 and 6 showed an improvement of Ph from 5.0 to about 5.8 to 5.9 on June 6. Leaf ash Ph improved from 4.14 to 4.7Ph on average.

SRA head Pablo Luis Azcona also approved the utilization of P2.5 million assistance to farmers and their employees affected by the eruption of Kanlaon volcano, the statement added.*

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