Winter and sunflower fields, an oil crop, are thriving in Moenae Township
Most of the villages in Moenae Township, Linkhae District, southern Shan State, are experiencing winter sunflower cultivation, an oil crop, and are hoping to get sunflower seeds and good prices at harvest time, according to Myo Aung, a winter sunflower grower in Wan Yae Village.
In Moenae Township, winter oilseeds used to be grown by a small number of people, but now they are being grown commercially for food security and to supplement family income.
Sunflower In addition to cultivating cuttings, they also grow sunflower. Winter sunflowers are sown in September and October and harvested after four months.
This year, the Township Department of Agriculture distributed free sunflower seeds to farmers for 25 acres to increase the production of Yezin-1 hybrid sunflower seeds. The sunflowers are milled with local grinders for family consumption and then redistributed to the market.
This year, the winter solstice will be held in Wan Hay Village, Moene Township. Wan Yae Village, Pan U Village, Most of the crops are cultivated in Nakhan and Saifel villages and cover more than 43 acres in winter. The township Department of Agriculture is providing technical assistance and inputs.