Uzbek farmers consider advanced approaches for sweet cherries production
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 19
By Nigar Guliyeva - Trend:
Uzbekistan is among 40 countries where sweet cherry is grown, while the country is in Top 10 in the world for sweet cherry production, the UNDP Uzbekistan office reported.
Out of 100,000 tons of cherries produced in Uzbekistan, some 30 percent is exported to CIS and other foreign countries per year.
Recently, UNDP with assistance of the Foreign Trade Ministry of Uzbekistan conducted practical seminars on advanced approaches for sweet cherry cultivation in Namangan, Fergana and Andijan regions These seminars aimed at improving capacities of agricultural enterprises in sweet cherries cultivation and their export potential as well as increasing the knowledge on access to foreign markets and applying best practices in managing cherry orchards.
Around 70 representatives of farms, agrofirms and gardeners, interested in cherry production received tips and gained practical consultations from experienced trainer Shuhrat Abrorov. Among the discussed challenges, participants examined matters of cherry flowers drop, cracked or doubled fruits and low crop yields in high density branches. For some of participants a practice of pruning in August-September in order to improve product yield was a novelty.
the participants have also discussed in detail issues with selecting high-yielding cherry varieties, agro-Technical growing techniques, training methods, pest control, requirements for harvesting and storage conditions.