283 acres of edible oil crop sunflower cultivated in Padaung

One of the sunflower plantations in Bago Region.

The 283 acres of edible oil crop, sunflower, were cultivated in the whole township during the 2022 winter crop season, according to the Township Agriculture Department in Padaung Township, Pyay District of Bago Region.
In October, 100 bags of Sinshwekyar-2 sunflower quality seeds were provided free of charge to sunflower growers under the arrangement of the region chief minister for sufficient supply in the region and it is expected to expand sunflower-growing lands in Padaung.
Farmer U Pho Myaing in Taungbogyi village successfully cultivated three acres of sunflower; farmers U Myo Min Thu and U Myint Swe in Myaung village successfully cultivated four acres of mixed cropping sunflower; farmer U Thiri in Minyat Ward two acres of mixed cropping sunflower; farmer U Kyaw Swa Win in Hton Bo village three acres of sunflower separately. So, it is prepared to provide quality seeds in the next winter crop season, according to Daw Aye Aye Thin, Head of the Township Agriculture Department.
In Padaung, 283 acres of sunflower, an edible oil crop, were grown not only mixed cropping sunflower with beans but also cultivating sunflower separately. The Township Agriculture Department is preparing to expand sunflower cultivation in the next sunflower crop season.— Thin Thin Aye (IPRD)/GNLM

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