Over 292,000 acres of winter oilseed cultivated in Mandalay Region

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than 292,000 acres of winter oilseed plantation have been earmarked in seven districts in Mandalay Region for the mini-budget period, said Daw Toe Toe Win, staff officer of the Mandalay Region Department of Agriculture.
During the mini-budget period, more than 292,000 acres of oilseeds and winter crops such as sesame and nuts are being cultivated in townships in seven districts.
To date, a total of over 217,000 acres of winter oil crops have been planted in the region.
“Oilseeds are grown with the main goal of ensuring sufficient cooking oil in the region. There is enough cooking oil in the region. Oil crops are grown annually.
Last year, the region produced 54.92 baskets of winter groundnuts per acre. Yields of winter sesames are 8.64 baskets and sunflowers are about 26 baskets per acre in winter. The yield of mustard is 7.7 baskets per acre and sesame are 6.4 baskets per acre. Most winter oil crops are grown in Pyin Oo Lwin District,” Daw Toe Toe Win explained.
Target areas for the winter oil crops are 5,413 acres in Mandalay District, 80,079 acres in Pyin Oo Lwin District, 61,016 acres in Kyaukse District, 15,705 acres in Meiktila District, 62,660 acres in Myingyan District, 10,071 acres in Nyaung Oo District, and 58,000 acres in Yamethin District.
A total of 292,000 acres of the oilseed plantations have been cultivated in the region, a local farmer said. —Min Htet Aung (Mandalay Sub-Printing House)/GNLM

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