The 2016/17 summer cropping season continues to churn out more success stories with farmers on course to meet maize production targets.

Farmers are optimistic of high yields owing to good rain and thriving maize crops this season.

At Mufenje Farm in Concession a 103 hectare plot of dry land maize planted in October has been established demonstrating the effectiveness of early preparations.

A harvest of about 10 tonnes per hectares is expected with farmers ambassador Boniface Chidyausiku saying adhering to planting dates and deadlines as well as dealing professionally with contractors is key in sustainable farming ventures.

Mufenje Farm manager Philemon Mupunga said fall army worm and lack of equipment have however posed production challenges.

The heavy rains which the country has been receiving will compliment the efforts that have been made in boosting food self sufficiency this season.

Experts have advised farmers to continue monitoring pests and weeding their fields in order to maximise yields.