POST-monsoon Plot No. 308 in Allakapa Village, Myinmu Township, was visited by Township Management Committee chairman U Ko Ko Oo, Sagaing District Agriculture Office heads Daw Myint Myint Oo and Daw Myat Moe Win, local officials and cotton farmers on 2 December. The field is growing model long-staple cotton and is reportedly thriving.
The model cotton field, which grows Shwetaung 8 and Ngweche 9 long-staple cotton hybrids, is owned by farmer U Soe Win.
The agriculture officials explained to observers the crop’s plants per acre, yield, fertiliser usage and pesticide usage.
The per-acre yield for the Shwetaung 8 hybrid is about 1,725 kilos, and the yield for the Ngweche 9 cotton hybrid is about 1,656 kilos. Local cotton farmers have been advised to grow the long-staple cotton hybrids in order to reap higher incomes.
Myinmu Township, Sagaing Region, has grown 20,885 acres of various cotton hybrids during the current 2015-2016 season, said an agriculture official. Cotton is one of Myanmar’s major industrial crops.
Aung Soe Pe (IPRD)