Sowing of grains in the current year in Azerbaijan was 814,9 thousand hectares, the Minister of Agriculture Ismet Abbasov reported on 22 July. According to him, this year harvesting of maize, wheat will be yielded from 49,000 hectares.
The Minister also stated, that this year production and harvesting is considerably high, as compared to the last year, as this year the harvesting of the agricultural plants by preliminary forecasts will make 2, 250,000 tons, which is for about 92,000 tons more as compared to 2004.
In the MinisterвЂ™s opinion, the cotton production is for today one of the profitable in the agriculture and at the result of the sound competition the cotton sowing area has been increased for 35,2 thousand hectares and made up 112,9 thousand hectares.
В"This year cotton production is forecasted in the volume of 185,000 tons, which is 50,000 tons higher of the 2004 indicatorвЂќ, Abbasov stressed.
Touching upon the sowing of vegetables, melons and pumpkins, the Minister underlined, that considerable advancements are also available in this aspect. Thus, for the last 5 years the potatoes sowing area was increased by 34 %, vegetables by 35,5%, melons and pumpkins by 10,7%.