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Mass Cultivation of Rape Plant in DPRK

Pyongyang, March 15 (KCNA) — The cultivation of rape plant has been encouraged in the DPRK so as to solve edible oil problem.

Scientists of the Rape Plant Laboratory in the October 7 Institute under the Academy of Agricultural Science have recently succeeded in breeding of rape seeds of a new species which are short in vegetative period and strong in cold resistance.
Co-op farms in North Hwanghae and Jagang provinces have already made big successes in rape plant cultivation.

The rural economic organs across the country are engaged in widely introducing and generalizing usefulness of rape plant and experience of co-op farms in its cultivation.
Co-op farms of several eastern and western coastal areas including Pyongyang and Kangwon Province are making every preparation to sow spring rapeseeds in a scientific way and in proper time with a goal to cultivate one hectare of rape plant at each sub-work team this year.

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