Monywa Agriculture Dept sells 1,200 urea fertilizer bags at fairer price

Farmers are pictured attending the fungicide-making training.

A total of 1,200 bags of urea fertilizer are sold to approximately 700 farmers at a fairer price which is K70,000 lower than the current market price, said U Phyo Wai, deputy staff officer of the Agriculture Department in Monywa Township.
In addition to the urea fertilizer public distribution scheme by the Sagaing Region government at the subsidized price, a seven-day intensive training course on the use of making natural fertilizer and fungicide is being conducted starting on 21 August at Monywa Township Agriculture Department
“The farmers are entitled to purchase two bags of urea fertilizer per paddy acre and half of the bag per acre of cotton and sunflower. The township department is allowed to distribute 1,200 bags of urea fertilizer. The sales period is a week. The growers need to contact the department to get access to the public distribution system. The current market price of urea fertilizer is K100,000, while the department offers it at K34,100 per bag by adding transport charges of K4,100 from the fertilizer factory (Myaungtaga) in Yangon to Monywa Township Agriculture Department,” U Phyo Wai elaborated.
The department firstly provides training courses and then, they offer practical training and sell the urea fertilizer. On 22 August, assistant director U Myint Lwin of the Agriculture Department (plant protection division) discussed pests that threaten paddy and prevention methods. After that, deputy officer U Phyo Wai talked about methods of natural fertilizer and fungicide-making and their application and demonstrated how to make natural fungicides for the growers. — Lu Lay/GNLM

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