Sowing area for medicinal herbs expanded in Iranian county

Business Materials 21 February 2019 12:54 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 21

By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:

Sowing areas for ​​medicinal herbs have reached 132 hectares in the Abarkuh County of Iran’s Yazd Province, Mahdi Gheybollahi, head of the agriculture department of Abarkuh, told IRNA, Trend reports.

According to Gheybollahi, the expansion of the sowing area is due to the sowing of 12 hectares of Damask rose.

During the next sowing year (Iranian year begins on March 21, 2019), the sowing area of medicinal herbs will further increase to 300 hectares.

Gheybollahi added that, in addition to the Damask rose, other plants, such as licorice, aloysia citrodora (a.k.a. lemon beebrush) and fenugreek are also cultivated in the region.

About 35 percent of the population of Iran's Abarkuh County is employed in the fields of agriculture and livestock breeding.

Some 15 hectares of the county’s gardens and sowing areas are provided with 11 wells having 140 million cubic meters of water.

The county annually produces 200,000 agricultural and livestock products.