Over 30,000 acres of summer sesame grown in Wetlet using scientific methods 

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Last summer sesame season, Wetlet township grew about 57,000 acres of summer sesame. About 30,000 acres out of them were grown using scientific methods.

Over 30,000 acres of summer sesame were grown in this summer crops season using scientific methods in Wetlet township, Sagaing region, said U Hla Moe Kyaw, the township head of Wetlet Township Agriculture Department.
“This year, we have evaded the conventional farming methods. Our agricultural staff and farmers cultivated over 30,000 acres of summer sesame using scientific methods this year. The crop quality and quantity will improve a lot by growing scientific method. Consequently, the farmers will get the better benefit,” U Hla Moe Kyaw explained.
About 35,000 acres of summer sesame have been grown in 20 villages in Wetlet township with the use of scientific methods in the first week of April. Now, the cultivation is completed. Wetlet township targeted to cultivate 60,000 acres of summer sesame this year.  Among them, about 35,000 acres of summer paddy were grown in 20 villages using scientific methods.
Scientific cultivation methods will cost about K 50,000 per acre, which is more costly than other conventional farming systems.
But the yield of the product is double, and it is making double price due to good quality products.
Last summer sesame season, Wetlet township grew about 57,000 acres of summer sesame. About 30,000 acres out of them were grown using scientific methods.
A scientific farming system in Wetlet Township was introduced in April 2015. Now, paddy, sesame, peanuts and sunflower are being grown under scientific methods. — Lulay/GNLM

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