A total of 21,317 acres of chickpea were planted in Pwintbyu Township, Magway Region, this winter crop growing season, aiming to develop the local pulse crop production sector and increase the income of local farmers, according to the Pwintbyu Township Agriculture Department.
In Pwintbyu Township, 21,843 acres of chickpeas were targeted to be planted this year’s winter crop season. Local farmers started cultivation in the first week of November 2022, and so far, 21,317 acres of chickpeas have been sown. Farmers have been engaged in cultivation all year round since they get enough water for farming from the Mezali diversion weir. A total of 87,311 acres of cold season crops are being designated to grow in this season — 31,347 acres of oil crops such as peanut, sesame, sunflower and niger, 39,712 acres of pulses including chickpea, 4,073 acres of kitchen crops, 1,785 acres of corn, 10,074 acres of cattle feed plant and 320 acres of other crops. To date, 76,170 acres of various crops have been planted in the township, according to the Department of Agriculture in Pwintbyu Township. — Hlaing Win Lay (Pwintbyumyay)/CT