December 15, 2016

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Model plot of Palethwe paddy yields about 200 baskets per acre

Staff of Agriculture Departtment meaure number of paddy plants in model plot. Photo: Kyaw Zeyar Win
Staff of Agriculture Departtment meaure number of paddy plants in model plot. Photo: Kyaw Zeyar Win

Head of District Agriculture Department U Aung Naing Win and party, Head of Township Farmland Management and Statistics Department U Aung Win and local farmers attended harvesting of Palethwe hybrid paddy on the five-acre model plot near Tawmagon village in Kanma Township, Magway Region, on 28 November.  At the ceremony, Palethwe paddy plantation yielded 195 baskets per acre (one basket=33.33 kg).
The official said, “In the township, local farmers grow Manaw Thuka, Sin Thuka, Yandar Toe, Taungyar and Hmawby-2 monsoon paddy strains on 30,651 acres of land. Of these, they plant Palethwe paddy on more than 300 acres.”
Staff Officer U Soe Myint of Madai Dam said that farmers were expected to grow 400 acres of Palethwe paddy against the target of 2,025 acres of summer paddy. The dam will occasionally irrigate the plantations.—Kyaw Zeyar Win (Kanma)

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