Agriculture Department opens plant clinic in Pyinmana Tsp

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A plant clinic was opened at the 440-acre model farm in Alyinlo Village, Pyinmana Township, Nay Pyi Taw Council Area, on 7 February. Agriculture Department under the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation has opened plant clinics with the assistance of the Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International-CABI of European countries since 2013-14 fiscal year. Deputy Director of the department Dr Kyin Kyin Win explained the clinic will give advices on use of pesticides, best ways to produce organic fruits and vegetables, symptoms of pests and infections.
The department assigns two agriculturists as plant doctors at the clinics from 7 am to 11 am every Tuesday to give service to the farmers.
The department has opened the plant clinics in Pathein, Kyaunggon and Pyapon in Ayeyawady Region, Nyaunglebin, Toungoo and Thayawady in Bago Region, Taikkyi, Hlegu, Kungyangon and Kawhmu in Yangon Region and Koeywa Thabyegon Village in Ottarathiri Township, Alyinlo Village in Pyinmana Township and Kyuntetpe Village in Dekkhinathiri Township.
Plans are underway to open more clinics in Sagaing Region and Mon State.–Ko Pauk (Okkar Myay)

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