Turkmen grain growers harvest over 1 million tons of wheat

Business Materials 23 June 2010 14:50 (UTC +04:00)

Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, June 23 / Trend H.Hasanov /

The grain growers of Turkmenistan have harvested over 1.1 million tons of winter wheat that vividly proves that Turkmen grain growers will fulfill the obligations to harvest 1.6 million tons this year.

"Tirelessly caring for the crops, Turkmen grain growers have grown a rich harvest, as evidenced by the high rate of harvesting of the current harvest," the Agriculture Ministry reported.

President Gurbangulu Berdimuhammedov congratulated the farmers of the Lebap region, who first reported on the fulfillment of the contractual obligations.

"A rich harvest grown and carefully assembled thanks to the selfless efforts of the Lebap farmers. Each district, each farmer union, every province and farmer made a great merit in this," he added.

The Turkmen grain growers plan to harvest 1.6 million tons on the 860,000-hectare area in 2010. As is known, a majority of this area was sown with such wheat varieties as Yoloten-1, Sahrai, Batko, Juvan and Yubileynaya-100 that produce high yields under local soil and climate conditions, the local media reported.

During the government meetings Berdimuhammedov emphasized that this year's harvest grown by diligent Turkmen grain growers should be reaped without losses.

To fulfill this task over 1,800 Case and John Deere grain combines are engaged in the 2010 harvest campaign. Over 600 trucks deliver wheat to 150 receiving points that have the laboratories where the representatives of the Turkmen State Statistics Service test the quality of grain round-the-clock.

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