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  • Notice Inviting Tender

    RNR RDC Wengkhar, Mongar is pleased to invite sealed quotations from eligible suppliers holding valid trade license for the following supplies in 2015 – 2016 financial year.

    Package:

    1. Office stationery and cartridges
    2. Electrical and hardware items
    3. Uniform and extension kits
    4. Vehicle spare parts, new Tyre, Tyre resoling and maintenance
    5. Field supplies

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  • Researching Better Winter Wheat varieties for Bumthang

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    Two types of wheat are grown in Bhutan: winter or facultative wheat in the temperate drylands and spring wheat in sub-tropical wetlands or rice-based system. While the spring wheat received maximum research and development focus and 5 new high yielding varieties are available, winter wheat has largely been ignored although it is an important cereal for high altitude farmers and area cultivated is considerable. Of recent, the national wheat program has been paying more attention to winter wheat research and development.

    RNRRDC Jakar has been conducting the Winter Wheat Varietal Improvement Program in collaboration with RNNRDC Bajo (wheat coordinating center) and International Center for Agriculture Research in Dryland Areas (ICARDA) with the aim to identify potential improved varieties vis-à-vis broadening the genetic base in the winter wheat ecosystem and provide variety choice to the farmers. The two years of vigorous on-station testing has resulted in narrowing down to potential 21 lines which need further selection.

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  • Field Staff Capacity building for enhancing rice production

    Participants with the main resource person (Front row from Second from left)
    Participants with the main resource person (Front row Second from left)

    Bhur, May 26-29, 2015: As part of improving rice productivity and production in the country, a four-day basic rice production training was organised for extension agents and field technicians at RDC Bhur in Sarpang Dzongkhag from May 26-29, 2015. Twenty extension agents from Sarpang, Samdrup Jongkhar and Zhemgang Dzongkhags and six research assistants/field technicians from RDC Bajo, Bhur, Yusipang and National Seed Centre attended the training.

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  • Mini Tiller MS88 proves effective

    OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Agriculture Machinery Centre (AMC), Department of Agriculture (DoA), Ministry of Agriculture and Forest imported two units of Mitsubishi Mini Power Tiller MS88 in May 2015 to explore the effectiveness and efficiency of the machine in hilly areas. Weighing only 140 kilograms, the sample of medium size patrol engine power tiller was brought under pre-demonstration test at Agriculture Machinery Training Centre, AMC on 4th June 2015.

    After the test, this machine was found to be effective and efficient while ensuring quality of performance in the field. Another added feature of the machine is that it can be handled and operated by a woman. The machine is being introduced to strengthen farm mechanization services to the farmers in high terrace and narrow field.

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  • Grande Naine, a popular international banana variety available at NSC

    High yielding Grande Naine banana varietyFrom this year, the National Seed Centre (NSC), Paro has introduced a popular international banana variety, Grande Naine-Tissue Culture. The variety is introduced to India from Israel. The plant starts fruiting within one year and can yield as high as 15000 kg per acre under proper management.

    As supply is on full swings, now we have only limited stock of the same. Therefore, interested clients, projects, agencies and Geogs, Dzongkhags and individuals are requested to contact @ 08- 271709/08-271462 for further details and supply.

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