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Cabbage growers making handsome profits this year

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Last year, one cabbage was sold for K600. This year, the cabbage fetched K1,500 per one.  photo : Myint tun min (Kawlin)

The growers from the villages in Wuntho and Kawlin townships, Sagaing Region are cultivating the crops using irrigated water from Daungmyu creek. Now, they are jubilant as they are earning handsome profits by growing the cabbage this year.
We have been engaging in the agricultural business for over 30 years. Last year, one cabbage was sold for K600. This year, the cabbage fetched K1,500 per one.
This year, about 2,000 cabbages plants have been cultivated. The cultivation of the cabbage plantation is a bit higher this year than last year due to the mounting price of fertilizers and pesticides. The cultivation costs are about K 70,000 per 2000 plants including fertilizers, pesticides and labour charges. Now, about 500 cabbages have been sold at the price of K1,500. If the price of cabbages doesn’t fall, the growers could make more profit, said U Myint Soe, the cabbage grower from Letpangyitaw village.
The cabbage seeds are growing with frames. After one month, the nursery cabbage plants are transplanted to the farmland and watered for three consecutive days to keep the plants alive.
The growers from the villages are growing other crops such as chilli, onion, tomato, okra, cabbage and Chinese kale. Nevertheless, they are growing a maximum of about a half-acre per person.
They are growing them yearly on a manageable scale and having the daily income from selling them. — Myint Tun Min (Kawlin)/GNLM

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