Turkmenistan prepares agricultural machinery for sowing campaign
BAKU, Azerbaijan, January 11
By Jeila Aliyeva - Trend:
Turkmenistan is carrying out repairs and preparation of agricultural machinery and equipment that will be used during the sowing campaign, Trend reports with reference to the State News Agency of Turkmenistan.
The regional cotton gin enterprises continue systematic work on the processing of seed cotton and harvesting of high-quality seeds.
All agrotechnical measures for the care of winter grains are currently being carried out.
To grow a rich crop of cotton and other crops in the country, according to scientifically based agrotechnical deadlines, preparations are being made for spring sowing this year, in particular, for the agricultural lands of the regions for this season.
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 crops grown on the territory of Turkmenistan are wheat, cotton, rice, sugar beet, fodder, vegetable, and fruits.
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