Manhita Farms In Yigo Harvests First Batch of Watermelons

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Manhita farms is Guam’s largest integrated farm. An integrated farm is a farm that re-uses it’s by-products.

Guam – Manhita Farms in Yigo announced it’s first harvest today(Fri.)

 

 Manhita farms is Guam’s largest integrated farm. An integrated farm is a farm that re-uses it’s by-products. For example the farm will soon raise chickens to produce eggs. The chicken’s manure will then be turned into fertilizer that the farm will use for it’s various crops. Current crops include cucumber, egg plants, zucchini and watermelon. The owners invested $750 thousand dollars into this 50 acre farm. “Behind me you can see our hard work in preparing the fields to produce what will be a 50 acre integrated commercial farm implementing a lot of new or what I should say different techniques into farming including mulching of the soil composting of green waste to help sustainable practices as well as reducing our water consumption as well,” said Manhita Farms co-owner Mike Limtiaco.

 The goal of Manhita Farms is to reduce the island’s dependence on imported produce. It’s estimated that Guam imports up to 600 thousand pounds of produce every week.