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Mandalay Region Agriculture Dept targets 7,606 sugarcane acres in 2022-2023FY

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The farmers grow sugarcane varieties such as DAR-4, K-95/84 and KK-3. It produces between 25 and 27 tonnes per acre. The sugarcane fetched between K45,000 and K65,000 per tonne last year.

The Mandalay Region Agriculture Department targets to grow 7,606 new acres of sugarcane in four townships of the Mandalay Region in the 2022-2023 Financial Year (FY).
The pedigree sugarcane strains will be distributed to the growers in four townships.
It will be cultivated on 606 acres in Madaya Township, 4,000 in Singu, 1,000 in Thabeikkyin and 2,000 in Tagaung, totalling 7,606 acres, said an official of the Mandalay Region Agriculture Department.
“Sugarcane likes soil moisture. It is mostly cultivated in a temperate climate. The growth will start in February. The department will set model farming acres, distribute the pedigree varieties and have discussions with the sugar millers for contract farming to support agricultural loans. The sugarcane earns proper income and so the farmers should grow it. We also provide technical assistance to ensure the sugarcane quality and incomes of farmers,” said the official.
The farmers grow sugarcane varieties such as DAR-4, K-95/84 and KK-3. It produces between 25 and 27 tonnes per acre. The sugarcane fetched between K45,000 and K65,000 per tonne last year. — Min Htet Aung (Mandalay sub-printing house)/GNLM

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