Area of agricultural crops expands in Kazakhstan
Baku, Azerbaijan, September 3
By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:
Work on crops harvesting is being completed in Zhambyl (99.6 percent) and Turkistan (100 percent) regions of Kazakhstan, Trend reports with reference to the press office of prime minister of Kazakhstan.
The information has been disclosed during the Government session chaired by the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin, during which the progress of agricultural harvesting work was discussed.
As of September 1, 2019, harvesting is underway in all regions of the country. The area of agricultural crops in 2019 is 22.2 million hectares (0.9 more than in 2018).
Cereals are spread over an area of 15.4 million hectares (including 11.4 million hectares wheat), oilseeds – 2.9 million hectares, cotton – 131,000 hectares, sugar beets – 19,600 hectares, vegetable and melons and potatoes – 452,400 ha, fodder crops – 3.3 million ha.
Productivity in Zhambyl and Turkistan regions averaged 19 centner per ha. As a whole, 4.5 million hectares (22.8 percent of total volume) of grain crops were harvested in the country. Some 5.2 million tons were harvested with an average yield of 11.5 centner per ha.
For timely harvesting, the required volume of diesel fuel was determined, i.e. 395,000 tons (the average price for agricultural production – about 179 tenge per liter). The average percentage of completion is 50 percent.
Mamin instructed to take all measures for high-quality and timely harvesting, primarily, providing fuel and lubricants for agricultural producers.
The Head of Government drew particular attention to the need for timely delivery of grain to grain receiving enterprises and ensuring proper storage conditions for the harvested crop.
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