Kyrgyz farmers harvested 1.5 million tons of potatoes
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 11
By Ali Mustafayev – Trend:
Nearly 1.5 million tons of potatoes were harvested in Kyrgyzstan as of 10 November 2017.
The largest amount of potatoes was produced in the Issyk-Kul region - 502 thousand tons, the second potato producing region is Talas -235.2 thousand, and the third is Batken region - 37 thousand tons, 24.kg reported.
Generally the country has produced 247.9 thousand tons of melons and 911 thousand tons of vegetable crops. The amount of harvested cereals is 1 million 760 thousand tons (665 thousand tons of which is wheat), which is 27.7 thousand less compared to the same period of 2016.
The country also produced 647 thousand tons of sugar beet, which is 178.5 thousand tons more compared to 2016. Previously the relevant entities of the country forecasted production of at least half million tons of sugar beet.