Cotton yield grows in Azerbaijan
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Dec. 24
By Eldar Janashvili - Trend:
Cotton productivity in Azerbaijan grew by 64.2 percent compared to 2018, a source from Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Agriculture told Trend.
As of November 27, 2019, the cotton yield was 29 centners per hectare, which is 11.4 centners higher than last year.
"Considering that cotton picking is still ongoing, we can say that by the end of the season, production and yield will further increase," the ministry said.
In all areas where cotton is grown, the yield indicator has increased above the average yield indicator for 2018.
The reason for the higher yield is strict observance of agrotechnical rules, the high level of fertilizers supply and the harvest without losses, the ministry said.
The dynamic growth of productivity indicators in general was due to consistent and focused work in this area.
In 2019, the sown area of cotton decreased by 32.4 thousand hectares and amounted to 100,100 hectares. At the same time, as of November 27, 2019, 290,145 tons of crude cotton were produced in the country, which is 74,000 tons or 34.1 percent more compared to the same period of 2018, and by 23.8 percent more than in the last year.
In the first 10 months of 2019, 63.1 thousand tons of cotton wool were exported for a total of $90.5 million, 10.3 thousand tons of cotton fiber for a total of $24.5 million. Main part of fiber was exported to Turkey (56,200 tons) and Iran (6,500 tons), while yarn was exported to Turkey (6,200 tons) and Russia (3,600 tons).
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