cotton sowing began in Ahal, Balkan, Lebap and Mary provinces of Turkmenistan. March 27 will begin sowing in the Dashoguz velayat, reports the state news agency TDH .
According to the newspaper, this year in Turkmenistan 550 thousand hectares of land were allotted for cotton. In total, it is planned to collect 1 million 50 thousand tons of "white gold", including 207 thousand tons in the Ahal velayat, 5 thousand tons in the Balkan velayat, 230 thousand tons in the Dashoguz velayat, 295 thousand tons in the Mary province. 313 thousand tons.
Recall that in 2018, according to official information, 1,099,236 tons were collected in the country . Later, the Chronicle of Turkmenistan obtained data , according to which, in fact, only about 450 thousand tons were collected.
The TDH notes that in 2019, for the first time, private agricultural producers, who received plots from a special land fund for agricultural purposes, will begin cotton cultivation on 25,567 hectares of land for the first time.
Recall that at a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers on February 1 of this year, it became known that in 2020 Turkmenistan will for the first time reduce the plan for wheat and increase cotton.
Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan