Farmers urged to keep light traps at farmlands

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KhinU, 13 Oct—Farmers of KhinU Township in Sagaing Region obtained high yield in summer paddy because local farmers together with the township management committee and officials collectively made attempt to prevent the rice stem borer in time in 2013-14 cultivation season.
A meeting on prevention against rice stem borer in cultivation of monsoon paddy was held at the hall of Township General Administration Department in KhinU on 11 October.
Head of Sagaing Region Agriculture Department U Khin Maung Nyunt urged the farmers to light five lighting traps per acre for prevention against the germs.
Head of District Agriculture Department U Swe gave talks on preventive measures against all pests, Head of District Agricultural Mechanization Department U Myint Hlaing, keeping lighting traps and Head of Township Agriculture Department U Soe Aung, process of making the lighting traps.
The talk was attended by members of Township Development Affairs Committee and grassroots level authorities and local farmers, totalling over 200. —KhinU Soe Wai

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