More than 48 000 fruit trees are planted in specialized farms of Dashoguz Velayat

Taking into consideration local soil and climate conditions, the main part of the trees were traditional for northern region types. There are early-ripe and mid-season high-yield apple, pear, plum, cherry plum, sweet and sour cherry, fig and other trees saplings among them. At present moment, the horticulturists of the velayat carry out necessary agro technical activities for care of new plantations. In the autumn, garden farms will be supplemented with other 12 000 young trees.

Rational use of rich natural resources is a priority direction of the government policy. The development of horticulture has to promote provision of the population with ecological clean vitamin production and favourably affect the environment. During the working trip to Dashoguz Velayat in the beginning of the year, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that increase of production powers of the agro industrial complex, realization of import substitution programme, provision of the population with fresh fruits and vegetables around the year are most urgent aspects of the strategy of social and economic reforms.

Today, fruit gardens of Dashoguz Velayat occupy 2234 hectares of fertile land. Every year, the number of fruit trees is increased in all etraps of the region. For example, only in this spring, some seven thousand new tress were planted in S. A. Niyazov, Gurbansoltan-eje, Akdepe and other etraps. Local farmers try to increase the volumes of fruit and vegetable production by implementation of nmodern technologies. Many of them invariably achieve good results. Thus, farmer of Tyaze Durmush Farming Association of Gurbansoltan-eje etrap Atahan Abdullayev, who harvested 35 tons of ecologically clean vitamin production in the last year, receives high yields from one-hectare land plot every year. The gardeners from S. A. Niyazov, Gubdag, and other etraps make considerable contribution in provision of consumer market with fruits and vegetables. Taking into account the volumes of fruit and vegetables production grown in the region and prospects of the development of agricultural field in the last year, large super modern refrigerating facility for storage of 3000 tons of fruits and vegetables was built in Dashoguz.

Source: Turkmenistan: the Golden Age Online Newspaper