Yangon Region targets 17,640 acres of edible oil crop cultivation

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An undated file photo shows a sunflower plantation in Taikkyi Township.

The Department of Agriculture targets to grow 17,640 acres of edible oil crops, mostly the sunflower in the coming FY in Yangon Region.
The cultivation of sunflowers will cover half of the estimated areas and will be grown in Taikkyi, Hlegu and Kungyangon townships, according to the Yangon Region Department of Agriculture.
In the 2023-2024 sunflower cultivation season, it is estimated to grow 17,640 acres of edible oil crops with 8,969 acres of sunflower in Yangon Region.
There will be 2,414 acres of sunflower in Taikkyi, 854 acres in Hlegu and 834 acres in Kungyangon.
The winter beans and pulses and edible oil crops are planted in October and November depending on the monsoon period, and it takes the plants about three months to grow.
Moreover, the chief minister of Yangon Region handed over the sesame, black-eyed peas, cowpeas, false roselle and other profitable seeds to the farmers on 14 November. — TWA/KTZH

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