Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Sept. 18
By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:
The farmers of Dashoguz region of Turkmenistan have started to pick raw cotton, where the harvesting campaign usually starts later than in other regions of the country, the local TV channel "Altyn Asyr" reported.
The areas under cotton in the northern region occupy 140,000 hectares, from which it is planned to harvest 230,000 tons of cotton. The combines of John Deere and Case brands have been brought into the fields.
The cotton harvesting campaign in Akhal, Lebap and Mary regions of Turkmenistan has been started on September 5.
Some 545,000 hectares of land have been allocated for cotton growing. This year it is planned to harvest 1.050 million tons of cotton, in particular 207,000 tons in Akhal region, 230,000 tons in Dashoguz region, 300,000 tons in Lebap region, 313,000 tons in Mary region.
Last year, the contractual obligations were exceeded, more than 1.1 million tons of raw cotton were harvested.
Cotton is a significant export item of Turkmenistan and is a highly demanded raw material for dozens of modern enterprises of the dynamically developing textile industry in the country.