The association, with members across the country, says in some areas the season started around one month ago, with farmers applying for the subsidy two months earlier.
After a payment began to be made instead of the subsidized fertilizer, farmers are not receiving it on time, delaying the fertilizing of their farmland, Jayatissa told Sri Lanka Mirror.
This season, a successful harvest cannot be expected due to this delay, according to him.
The subsidy payment for the last Yala season was paid only when the harvesting neared, he said.
President of the association M.K. Jayatissa