Baku, Azerbaijan, Mar. 12
By Rashid Shirinov – Trend:
This year, the acreage in the Karaganda region of Kazakhstan will increase by almost 60,000 hectares to 969,700 hectares, Trend reports via the website of the Karaganda region’s administration.
Grains and legumes will occupy 885,000 hectares, an increase of 52,000 hectares compared to last year. According to the plan of diversification, farmers will sow more wheat, barley, oats, and forage crops. Planting of potatoes is planned on an area of 9,600 hectares, and of vegetables – on 1,500 hectares.
Currently, the region is preparing for spring field work. The equipment is almost fully ready, and the necessary amount of seeds has been prepared. The work will involve many agricultural machinery, including 9,600 tractors, 168 sowing machines and 6,100 seeders.
It should be noted that farmers can make use of the tools of state support for sowing and harvesting. More than 2 billion tenge is provided for relevant subsidies.
(379.48 KZT = 1 USD on Mar. 12)
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