Kazakhstan: Almaty farmers prepare seeds for the next planting

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Now farmers are actively preparing the seeds for sowing of spring crops: cleaning and quality control. To date, the laboratories have investigated about 30% of the target volume, wrote the correspondent of IA “Kazakh-Zerno”.

Experts study the purity of prepared seeds, the potential germination and vigor. The laboratory received 18.3 thousand tons of seeds, of which30% (14.4 thousand tons) is already tested.

“As a result was revealed 5.9 thousand tons of grain a first-class, 7.2 thousand – second and 1.3 – third. In general it is planned to verify 47.7 thousand tons of grain, provided for the spring sowing of cereals”, explained in regional agricultural department.

This amount of seed farmers are planning to plant on 455 thousand hectares of their land. But volumes of spring planting areas are not yet defined – till the end of December the regional offices will provide the exact structure of sown areas.

According to the latest data, in the current year Almaty farmers harvested 1 million 68 thousand tons of grain in the gross weight, with yields of 24.5 q/ ha.

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