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Kyaukse sesame growers happy with reasonable price, bumper yield

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Local grower prepares for threshing of sesame in the farmland.

Sesame growers from Kyaukse township, Mandalay region are happy as they are getting bumper yield and good price.
The sesame growers need to compact the soil to grow the sesame. Concerning cultivation, there are many methods of cultivation such as sowing or rowing methods. After growing for 18 days, the growers need to conduct subtraction and separation steps. If it is necessary, the growers should spray the pesticide and add fertilizers. The harvest of sesame is about 14 or 20 baskets per acre depending upon the land and weather condition, said U Khin Maung Aye, a grower from Kula village.
There are two types of sesame called Talin sesame and Htaung sesame. At present, a basket of sesame is fetching K 4,700. Now, the sesame growers from Kyaukse township are happy with making good profit of sesame.
Sesame seeds are mostly used as a garnish, as an ingredient in some foods, and a snack on their own. A popular sesame product is sesame oil, which is an edible vegetable oil derived from sesame seeds. Because of its health benefits, sesame oil is also used in making the traditional medicines.—Thet Maung (Kyaukse)

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