February 16, 2022
BANGKOK – Thongplew said that the Department of Rice, Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna, Maejo University and the Office of Agricultural Research Development have been working together to grow high-quality wheat in Thailand that would be suitable for the international market.
Wheat is a crop suitable for cultivation after the rice harvest, and it can be processed in a variety of ways, which adds to the value. Therefore, we must accelerate the development of wheat production in Thailand, he said.
Nutthakit Khongthip, deputy director-general of the Rice Department, said wheat is a cold-season grain that plays a huge role in Thailand today because it takes less time to cook but provides high nutritional value.
To support wheat cultivation, the department is preparing a manual for growing winter grains in the upper northern region and a manual for the production and processing of wheat grass juice, which is slowly gaining popularity among Thais.