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Tengku Permaisuri Selangor Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin (third from left) listens on as state executive councillor for agricultural modernisation and agro-based industry Izham Hashim (fourth from left) describes the nangcem (nangka and cempedak crossbreed) fruit tree, during the launch of Selangor crop seeds in Selangor Fruit Valley, on June 2, 2022. — Picture by MUSTAKIM RAMLI/SELANGORKINI

Tengku Permaisuri launches five new crops seedlings in Selangor Fruit Valley

By Mustakim Ramli

KUALA SELANGOR, June 2 — The Tengku Permaisuri of Selangor Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin launched several new crop seeds in Selangor Fruit Valley (SFV) here today.

The seeds include two types of melon (crunchy and sweet), two types of corn (grain and sweet) and papaya produced by Green World Genetics Sdn Bhd.

State executive councillor for agro-based industry Izham Hashim said Her Royal Highness also consented to choose the names for the crops such as Melon Selangor or Melo Sel for the crunchy melon type.

“Grain corn for the animal feed is called Grainsel, the sweet corn is named Selangor Sweet Corn and papaya is Selangor Tropical Papaya,” he said at a press conference today.

Izham added the crop seeding can be done immediately and interested farmers can procure it through the Selangor Agricultural Development Corporation (PKPS).

“Papaya will be planted in Sungai Air Tawar, corn in Bukit Changgang and melon in several places including in SFV,” he said.

The state government has made it an objective to develop over 400 hectares of land to be used as cultivation areas, as part of the effort to ensure adequate food supplies.

Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari said the two to three-year plan spearheaded by PKPS commenced last year and included cash crops like vegetables, chillies as well as coconuts.

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