Palethwe paddy, cotton plantations thriving at Shwedaung research farm

Union Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation U Myint Hlaing views thriving cotton plants at Shwedaung Research Farm in Nay Pyi Taw.—mna
Union Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation U Myint Hlaing views thriving cotton plants at Shwedaung Research Farm in Nay Pyi Taw.—mna

Nay Pyi Taw, 25 Jan — The Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation is focusing on distribution of quality strains of crops and raising income of farmers.
Shwedaung Research Farm under Department of Industrial Crops Development is producing quality seeds of paddy and crops in Nay Pyi Taw.
Union Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation U Myint Hlaing viewed thriving Palethwe hybrid paddy, Shwedaung-9 and Ngwechi-8 long staple cotton research plantations on Saturday afternoon.
Both cotton strains can yield above 1900 kilos per acre. A modern cold storage is under construction at the research farm to be able to store seeds of cotton, Palethwe paddy, beans and pulses and sunflower at designated temperature for their preservation. The cold storage will be 160 feet long, 60 feet wide and 18 feet high.
Arrangements are being made to commission the cold storage into service on coming Peasant’s Day which falls on 2 March 2015. MNA

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