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Kyrgyzstan to Increase Winter Cereal Crops Cultivation Areas

11 October 2013

KYRGYZSTAN - Cultivation areas of winter cereal crops will be increased in Kyrgyzstan, according to the Head of Farming Department of the Agriculture and Land Reclamation Ministry Zhigitaly Zhumaliyev.

Mr Zhumaliyev informed 24.kg news agency that a decree on timely conduction of autumn sowing has been endorsed.

“In general, it is recommended to sow 237,600 hectares with cereals, including 225,200 – with winter wheat and 12,400 hectares – with winter barley. Current program is larger than the programme of previous year by 31,000 hectares: winter varieties, as a rule, give heavier yield,” Mr Zhumaliyev said.

“At present, active works on preparations to sowing are organized throughout the regions. About 88,000 hectares have been ploughed up, the lands are irrigated before tilling. There are no problems with seeds as they were produced in Kyrgyzstan,” he added.

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