BSWM: Negros cloud seeding will not result in needed rain

The Bureau of Soils and Water Management  (BSWM) maintains that cloud seeding operations will not result in light to moderate rains  in Negros Occidental, especially from  March to April, Gov. Eugenio  Jose Lacson said on Tuesday, April 2. 

The BSWM maintains that rain cannot be induced due to lack of moisture and less seedable clouds in Negros Occidental. 

Lacson said he supports the call of Rep. Emilio Yulo III (Neg. Occ., 5th District) for the BSWM to review and reconsider its recommendation against cloud seeding in Negros Occidental. 

Cloud seeding would somehow help the drought hit crops in the province, he said. 

Lacson said he spoke to Agriculture Regional Director Dennis Arpia to ask if the recommendation against cloud seeding could be reconsidered. 

Arpia’s response was that the experts have already said that there are no seedable clouds, Lacson said.

The BSWM also said induced rain could affect the 20,659 mango trees in fruit development in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, and 2,752 trees in Guimaras, the governor added. 

But the main reason is there are no seedable clouds, Lacson said.* 

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