Winter wheat sowing starts in Turkmenistan
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Sept. 5
By Huseyn Hasanov– Trend:
Winter wheat sowing has started in Turkmenistan, Trend reports via local TV channel Altyn Asyr.
Sown areas cover 690,000 hectares, from which in 2020 it is expected to harvest 1.4 million tons of grain, including 400,000 tons in Akhal region, 345,000 tons in Mary region, 310,000 tons in Lebap region, 265,000 tons in Dashoguz region and 80,000 tons in Balkan region.
High-quality seeds of wheat varieties were prepared for sowing, in particular, Sahrai, Juvan, Bitarap, Yoloten-1, Yoloten-3, Turkmenbashi-1, Gyzylshaglavuk-25, Miras, Akbash, Yubileynaya-100, Batko, as well as Vassa.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection of Turkmenistan reports that 2,260 arable farming and 7,368 row cultivating tractors of the manufacturers such as CLAAS, John Deere, Case, Belarus-80H and Belarus-82.1 will be involved.