Mandalay Region Agriculture Dept to cover over 120,000 acres of winter peanut in nine districts

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Peanut plantations are thriving on croplands in Mandalay Region.

The Mandalay Region Agriculture Department projected over 120,000 acres of winter peanut cultivation in nine districts across the region this financial year, said Daw Toe Toe Win, an officer of the department.
A total of 126,198 acres of winter peanuts plantation will be implemented in 20 townships of nine districts in the region from early October. This aims to ensure the security of edible oil for the domestic consumers.
“The regional departments are increasing oil seeds plantations each financial year for self-sufficiency in edible oil. The Agriculture Department has been distributing pedigree oil seeds and proving growing methods and post-harvest technologies,” she added.
The peanut plantations will be cultivated on 1,087 acres of croplands in Kyaukse District, 2,205 in NyaungU District, 13,111 in TadaU, 5,988 in Meiktila, 32,558 in Myingyan, 16,050 in Yamethin, 34,662 in Thabeikkyin, 566 in Amarapura and 19,971 in Aungmyethazan in Mandalay Region.—Min Htet Aung (Mandalay Sub-printing House)/GNLM

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