October 21, 2017

Monsoon peanuts harvested in Tatkon

Harvested peanuts on farmland in Tatkon. Photo: Tin Soe Lwin (IPRD)
Harvested peanuts on farmland in Tatkon. Photo: Tin Soe Lwin (IPRD)

MONSOON peanuts planted three months ago were harvested in Tatkon Township, Nay Pyi Taw, recently.
Peanut farmer U Kyaw Win Sein of Gatchan village, who grew 1.3 acres of Magway-11 hybrid peanuts, said he had planted three baskets of peanut seeds on his field, mainly applying only cow dung as fertiliser. The yield was about 2,666 kilos per acre, which the farmer plans to sell for peanut oil production. One basket of the harvested peanuts can produce six viss (9.6 kilos) of peanut oil.  The farmer makes K2,000 per viss of harvested peanuts, which he said is profitable.
Peanuts growers as well as field workers who harvested the peanuts celebrated the Tazaungmon Festival with the money they earned, the farmer said. The farmer also added that he can sell the leftover peanut stalks in his field as cattle feed. The bitter stalks are good for the digestive systems of cattle, according to the farmer. Monsoon peanuts can be grown twice during the six-month rainy season.

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