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Mixed-cropping avocado with konjac increases profitability of growers in Pinlaung Township

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Experimental mixed-cropping of avocado plants with konjac reap fruitful results for the growers in Naungpi village-tract, Pinlaung Township of the Pa-O Self-Administered Zone in southern Shan State.

Experimental mixed-cropping of avocado plants with konjac reap fruitful results for the growers in Naungpi village-tract, Pinlaung Township of the Pa-O Self-Administered Zone in southern Shan State, said a local grower.
“Perennial avocado plants can be mixed-cropped with other crops during the early plant growth. The growers generate more income from mixed-cropping. I am so delighted with the successful cultivation on a trial run,” said a grower.
Avocado is delivered to Yangon, Myawady, Mandalay and Aungban commodity depots. The fruits are also exported to neighbouring countries. Konjac or elephant foot yams are placed in the market after the drying process. Experimental mixed-cropping of avocado with conjac raised the profitability of the growers. Cultivation of the yam is cost-saving. We have plans to increase the production if the size of konjac is large, he continued.
The dried konjac is priced at K9,000-11,000 per viss depending on the different sizes. The fresh yam of large size fetches K3,000-4,000 per viss and the prices of dried konjac stand at K7,000-9,000 per viss. — Khun Aung (Naungtaya)/GNLM

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