A demonstration of monsoon paddy harvesting on a model Sinayekari 3 paddy field was held at the No. 946 field owned by farmer U Kalar in Selan village, Kumbound village-tract, in Htigyaing Township, Katha District in Saging Region yesterday.
A 0.10 acre model paddy field — 66 square feet — was harvested with the use of a combined harvester machine. The per acre paddy yield is 85 baskets.
At the demonstration, officials of Agricultural Services gave educative talks on the choosing of pedigree paddy seeds, plus do’s and don’ts depending on the characteristics of paddy yield.
This year’s paddy yield meets targets in part because officials went on field trips to give educative talks and agricultural techniques to the farmers.
Present at the demonstration were an official of Township Administration Department and township departmental officials.
U Kyaw Khe (Htigyaing—IPRD)