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Standard planting plots and seed farms implemented in Yangon region

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The Department of Agriculture cultivated 1,500 acres of rice standard planting plots and 1,200 acres of seed farms in Yangon Region.  Photo - Kanu

The Department of Agriculture cultivated 1,500 acres of rice standard planting plots and 1,200 acres of seed farms in Yangon Region.
Approximately 70 per cent of the monsoon rice acreage has been cultivated with eight million acres being already grown out of the targeted 11 million acres. The farmers led by the Department of Agriculture are cultivating high-yielding plantation plots, good-quality plantations, and local species farms in 18 townships.
In Yangon, one acre of monsoon rice produced 68.28 baskets last year and 69.33 baskets are targeted to yield per acre this monsoon. Seventy per cent of monsoon rice is cultivated as of end-July.
There are 20 varieties of rice grown on the seed farms, including 14 types of high-yielding rice, five types of good-quality rice, and seven types of local species rice.
High-yielding rice such as Manawthukha, Sinthukha, Yadana Toe, Shwewatun, Theehtetyin, 90 days, Hmawby-3, Yar Kyaw can produce 100 baskets per acre. Good-quality rice such as Ayamin, Pawsanhmwe, Pawsanyin, Innmayebaw, Hmawby-2 and local rice varieties such as Meedon, Ngakywe, Ngasein, sticky rice and Ziya are under plantation in Yangon Region. A total of average 69.33 baskets is slated to produce per acre from such three kinds of rice. — Nyein Thu(MNA)/GNLM

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