MODEL MAIZE PLOTS HARVESTED IN NAY PYI TAW
A ceremony to harvest hybrid maize plantation of Agriculture Department and Agricultural research Department was held at Thabyebin Village of Zeyathiri Township,Nay pyi taw Council Area on 2 September morning.
Staff of the departments showed off hybrid maize strains on theplots of farmers Daw Hmu and U Khaing Min Aung.After thatmthey harvested Yezin-6 Maize plantations of 13 farmers.
The farmers and guests assessed their best strains of Maize. They selected Yezin-10 strain as the first prize that produced 169 baskets per acrem Yezi-04 strainthe third that produced 145 baskets per acre and Yezi=6 strain the fourth that produced 141 baskets per acre. those wishing to buy maize strains may contact Agricultural Research Department (Yezin),said in-charge of maize and cereal crops section deputy Director U Thant Lwin Oo.
So far so good. Yellow Maize is our third kind of exportable commodity.We welcome hybrid crop which produce good quality and more quantity output per acre.
EXPORT OF MAIZE
YEAR QUANTITY(THOUSAND METRIC TON) VALUE ( US$ MILLION)
2008-2009 120.2 26.4
2009-2010 10.4 2.1
2010-2011 44.8 11.2
2011-2012 166.5 46.6
2012-2013 (April-June) 9.9 2.8
Our hope is that we can break the record of last year export.