Carrot growers in capital enjoy handsome profits

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Apartments are seen in Ye township.
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Carrot growers are packaging carrots for selling.

CARROT growers in Tatkhon Township in Uttarathiri District in the capital Nay Pyi Taw received a good price for their product this season, according to local farmers.
Some carrot plantations which remained unchanged
after the recent flood produced a good yield this year, a significant increase compared with last year.
Different kinds of winter crops developed in villages located near Hsinthe Creek—Nweyit, Kyartheai, Hsinthe, Chonegyi, Ywaysu, Shweudaung, Paukpintha, Gwaybin, east and west Kinmuntan, Nyaungbintha, Shataw and Yeaye—were destroyed by flooding that occurred in the second week of December.
Carrots, one of the winter crops, is traditionally cultivated in early November to generate a large and sweet crop which is sold in December.
“We sold five carrots for Ks150,” said grower U Myo Kyaw, who received Ks1.3 million from the sale of around 45,000 carrots this season.
The total expenses for an acre of carrots was around Ks180,000, including labour charges and agricultural costs.
Carrots are well suited for both traditional and container gardens.
Carrots are rich in vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, vitamin B8, pantothenic acid, folate, potassium, iron, copper, and manganese.

 

Tin Soe Lwin (IPRD)

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