Turkmenistan completes harvesting sugar beet
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, July 17
By Huseyn Hasanov - Trend:
Sugar beet in Turkmenistan is sown in irrigated areas of 17,900 hectares, from which 220,000 tons and more are harvested per year for the production of planned 11,000 tons of sugar, the “Neutral Turkmenistan” newspaper reported.
The sowing campaign started in mid-May in the areas designated for sowing,and then continued on the fields freed from wheat.
Root crop harvesting will begin in October and continue until the spring sowing of cotton, vegetables and melons. Harvesting is proceeding gradually, as the plant is cold-resistant and can survive the winter in the soil, said the newspaper.
Food alcohol is received in the Marysheker factory in the processing of raw materials and waste products are sent to the fattening of farm animals.
Turkmen sugar beet growers use Russian varieties "Romanovskaya-47" and "Portland", which show themselves well in arid climate, are resistant to pests and diseases of plants, and also have a high content of sucrose.
Marysheker provides farmers with seeds, and in the harvest period, it provides transport services for delivering the harvest to reception points.