Thursday, August 06, 2009

Sikkim Farmers get better yield from new maize seeds

Pakyong: Farmers of Namcheybong have been benefited for growing maize. The maize seeds like ATMA variety Hybrid-C-1837 were provided free by the Agriculture Department, Government of Sikkim and also free trial of fertilizer like Nature Vel AG provided by the Clover Company. President of Barpipal SHG, Damayanti Dahal, Tshering Sherpa, Dhan Prashad Sharma and Romit Lepcha are the farmers who have tried the seeds as well as fertilizers in their maize cultivation.
They said that the maize production has been better compared to that from local seeds. The farmers were provided 5 to 10 kg of maize seeds