Late-planting potatoes being harvested in Turkmenistan’s Dashoguz region

Business Materials 25 November 2020 11:47 (UTC +04:00)

BAKU, Azerbaijan, November 25

By Jeila Aliyeva - Trend:

Late-planting potatoes are being harvested in Turkmenistan’s Dashoguz region, Trend reports with reference to “Turkmenistan: Zolotoy Vek” (Turkmenistan: Golden Age) newspaper.

So, in the district named after Saparmurat Niyazov, where potatoes were planted on 300 hectares of land in the fall, farmers of the Nowbahor farming association have collected 109 tons of crop to date. Also, 225 tons of tubers were removed from the farming associations N.Andalyp and Sawat in the district named after Gurbansoltan-eje.

This autumn in the Dashoguz region, potato tubers were planted on 1,100 hectares of land. As a planting material, varieties adapted to the soil and climatic conditions of the region were selected.

As reported, the state provides targeted support for the development of the agricultural sector in the country. In particular, the entire production infrastructure of the agro-industrial sector is being re-equipped and modernized, the chemical industry is developing, and modern tractors, combines, and other equipment are being purchased.

The country has created special agricultural land funds for growing agricultural products from arable land. Thus, land plots for up to 99 years are allocated from these funds for use by joint-stock companies, farmers, other legal entities, and citizens of Turkmenistan.

Also, state purchase prices for wheat and cotton have been increased since 2019.

In addition, farmers, agricultural joint-stock companies and research institutes, farmers, private entrepreneurs, and other agricultural producers can take advantage of preferential bank loans, including for the purchase of special equipment.

At preferential prices, farmers receive mineral fertilizers, high-quality seeds, and chemical plant protection products.

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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