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Cotton-picking problem

BEA DOTTIN, [email protected]

Cotton-picking problem

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Cotton growers are finding it difficult to attract pickers to their fields.
At least twice this year, The Barbados Cotton Growers’ Association has called on the public to fill more than 30 vacancies for cotton pickers at a number of plantations, including Carrington Estates, St Philip; Rock Hall Plantation, St Peter; and Spring Hall Plantation, St Lucy.
The plantations were seeking motivated individuals, who will be paid $1.50 per pound of cotton.
However, Audley Croney, manager of Carrington Estates in St Philip, told the WEEKEND NATION yesterday he had planted nine acres of cotton last August, started reaping in January this year, and still had three acres to be picked. (AH)