Turkmenistan increases area for sowing cotton crops

Business Materials 26 August 2020 14:36 (UTC +04:00)
Turkmenistan increases area for sowing cotton crops

BAKU, Azerbaijan, August 26

By Jeila Aliyeva - Trend:

The area for cotton cultivation in Turkmenistan's Lebap region was increased to 130,000 hectares, where it is planned to collect 320,000 tons of cotton, Trend reports with reference to "Zolotoy Vek" (Golden age) newspaper.

A comprehensive preparation for the harvesting campaign is being completed in the region, the report says.

More than 250 modern cotton harvesters, 11 cotton gins and 48 reception points have been prepared for the harvest. Thus, the necessary number of vehicles has been prepared to deliver the crop to the cotton receiving points.

Turkmenistan is using foreign equipment in its agricultural sector, and in particular, the equipment provided by US companies such as John Deere Walldorf GmbH & Co.KG and Claas. Thus, earlier John Deere company delivered more cotton harvesting machines to Turkmenistan.

In August last year, the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental protection of Turkmenistan and John Deere Walldorf GmbH & Co.KG signed a memorandum for the development of telematic digitalization in the country's agro-industrial sector.

According to the document, in the next few years, John Deere and Claas brands special equipment for Turkmenistan.

Reportedly, agriculture in Turkmenistan is developing rapidly. It is one of the most important sectors of the country's economy. The main types of agricultural crops grown on the territory of Turkmenistan are wheat, cotton, rice, sugar beet, fodder, vegetable, and fruits.

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