Kazakhstan's progress on harvesting cereals, legumes revealed
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Sept. 1
By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:
Harvesting of cereals and legumes is nearing completion in Kazakhstan’s Turkestan and West Kazakhstan regions, Trend reports with reference to the press office of Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Agriculture.
The harvesting was already completed in the country’s Zhambyl region, where 359,300 ha of land were sown with cereals and legumes. To date, farmers of the Zhambyl region threshed 816,600 tons of harvested crops, which is 136,000 tons more than last year. This can be explained by the increase of the sowing area by 26,000 ha, as well as the increase of productivity by 2.3 centners per ha – to 22.7 centners per ha.
As of Sept.1, 2020 some 95 percent of the total area sown was harvested in Turkestan and West Kazakhstan regions compared to 75 percent as of Sept.1, 2019. The current average crop productivity in West Kazakhstan is 11.3 centers per ha, whereas in the Turkestan region it is 23.8 centers per ha.
Over half of the sown area was harvested in the country’s Almaty region. The progress in Akmola, Aktobe, East Kazakhstan, Karaganda, Kostanay, Kyzylorda, Pavlodar, and North Kazakhstan varies from 23 to 43 percent.
Overall, to date, over 5.8 million ha of cereals and legumes were harvested in Kazakhstan country-wide, which accounts for 37.3 percent of the total sown area.
The average productivity of land in the country is 12.2 centers per ha. Over seven million tons of harvested products were thrashed to date.
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