Shan Agriculture

Mae Hong Son is the province which has the most mountains in Thailand. 90% of the landscape is high sophisticated mountains there is only l0% of plain in all area. Though there is little of plain but the occupation for the most of the people is agricultures such as doing rice farm, doing garlic, onion farm, soya bean, sesame, orchard, other farm crops, and livestock. Most income of the people comes from selling agricultural crops, and a part of the products will be kept for consumption. Works in farms will start in the month of June, it is the early of the rainy season the people will begin to prepare the areas for planting by cutting away all weed, loosening the soil. They will begin planting immediately when there is enough water from the dam it takes also 3 or 4 months in waiting for harvest time. After harvest time it will be cold season in Mae Hong Son the people will prepare the area for planting another vegetation which takes less time and water ( 2-3 months) such as onion, garlic, soya bean etc. When enters hot season about February every kind of product will be completely harvested and move to be kept in a silo for eating and selling. In hot season the agricultural area looks drought and empty till the rainy season comes then the works in farms will begin again.


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