A paddy plantation demonstration using the Sin Thu Kha pedigree seed—registered seeds (RS), and certified seeds (CS) — and harvesting on a model field took place on the five acres of paddy fields owned by farmer U Tar Kalose in Flue Village, Myawady Township, Kayin State on Tuesday.
At the event, the township officer of the Myanmar Agricultural Service said that farmers should use seeds produced from Sin Thu Kha pedigree paddy seed production fields in order to achieve higher paddy yield. Pedigree paddy seeds have been stored in systematic ways to distribute to the farmers so that they can grow pedigree paddy in real time.
To find out an accurate paddy yield per acre, a paddy on a 0.10 acre field was harvested with the use of winnowing machine. The paddy yield per acre is 110.81 baskets per wet paddy and 99.73 baskets per dry paddy.
Present at the ceremony were district and township departmental officials and staff, members of the support committee and 126 farmers from the villages in Myawady District.
Htein Lin Aung (IPRD)