Prepared well in advance, a harvesting plan helps the harvest campaign ongoing in Dashoguz velayat to progress smoothly, and ensures the efficient use of high-performance combine harvesters.
Under the massive state programs aimed to re-equip and modernize the agricultural sector's production infrastructure, the northern region's agri-machinery fleet has been recently replenished with a large batch of combine harvesters.
Grain growers in Magtymguly Daikhan Association, Gerogly etrap were the first to meet their contractual obligations, having gathered 3,600 tons of wheat grown on 1,690 hectares. Their production figures are 200 tons above the target. There is still a large amount of unharvested wheat remaining in the fields and the harvesting operations are in full swing.
Farmers in Gubadag, Gerogly and Ruhubelent etraps have been pace setters in the region since the first days of the harvest season and have now fulfilled their production plan by more than 30 percent.
Dashoguz velayat has produced a total of nearly 73,000 tons of grain grown on more than 35, 000 hectares. The campaign and deliveries of harvested wheat to specially designated centers are gathering pace with every day.
Noteworthily, specialists of a crop production and experimental center in Gubadag etrap (where 350 hectares of farmland were under high-yielding Sahraiy and Juvan wheat varieties) were one of the first in the region to successfully fulfill their contractual obligations.
As of today, with 971 tons of selected wheat harvested here, the crop yield has significantly exceeded the target figures. A larger portion of the crop (705 tons) is high-quality seed grain. Efficient and advanced cultivation methods largely contributed to the outstanding outcome achieved through joint efforts. Interestingly, the Center's researchers have recently developed a new high-yielding variety of wheat, Dovletli, which is well adapted to local climatic conditions and has low gluten content. It is expected to be planted next year.
Source: Turkmenistan State News Agency-TDH