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  • Revised fertilizer price for 2015

    The National Seed Centre based on the imported price and the pricing modality, notifies that the following selling price of the ferlilizers has been revised with effect from 1st January, 2015.

    Sl NoItemUnitPrevious Selling
    Price (Nu./bag)
    Revised Selling price (Nu./bag)
    1Urea 46 % N50 kg785.00895.00
    2Urea 46% N10 kg165.00190.00
    3Suphala (NPK 15:15:15)50 kg1490.001690.00
    4Suphala (NPK 15:15:15)20 kg605.00690.00
    5SSP (16% P2O)50 kg770.00895.00
    6MOP (60% K2O)50 kg1395.001855.00
    7DAP (18%N 46%P2o)50 kg2405.002405.00
    8Bone Meal50 kg1335.001335.00
     9CAN50 kg1335.001335.00
    10Borax 20% boron minimum5 kg1230.001230.00

     

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  • New High Altitude Rice Variety for Tseza Geog

    UntitledRice is the main staple grown by the farmers of Khejo, Daw Zimpa and Tongsho villages of Tseza Geog under Dagana Dzongkhag. There are over 25 households in the three villages and rice cultivation area ranges from 1500 to 1700 meters above sea level.

    About six years back, these villages were affected by a severe hail storm at the time of rice harvest. The rice crop, in general, was severely affected and the Bathram, the common local variety grown then was completely destroyed. Farmers could hardly salvage the seeds for the next season.   To assist the rice farmers, the Dzongkhag Extension office then supplied seeds of the improved red rice variety Khangma maap.

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  • Workshop on Managing Citrus Biosecurity and Citrus Nursery Practices

    Managing Citrus Biosecurity – Workshop in progress at NPPC, Simtokha
    Managing Citrus Biosecurity – Workshop in progress at NPPC, Simtokha

    The National Citrus Program, Horticulture Division, Department of Agriculture, organized a workshop on Managing Citrus Biosecurity and Citrus Nursery Practices at the Research and Development Centres, Bajo (Wangdue) and Bhur (Sarpang) between 31 October and 6 November 2014. The workshops were put together as part of the ongoing ACIAR (Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research) funded Citrus Project “Adapting Integrated Crop Management Technologies to Commercial Citrus Enterprises in Bhutan and Australia”. A similar workshop was also organized in Thimphu at the National Plant Protection Centre (NPPC), Simtokha.

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