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Greenhouses Being Built

In March, a number of greenhouses, one of which belongs to the Altyn Gala Gurluşyk Individual Enterprise, located in Gerogly etrap, Dashoguz velayat, opened. The Turkmen leader attended the opening ceremonies. The new agricultural facility occupies 5 hectares of a 30-hectare area, which the enterprise received under lease from the state. The entire area is occupied by plantations of tomatoes of different varieties, and all the operations are computer aided, requiring eventual actions of an operator. Computer technology maintains climatic conditions, and 33 people, who have received jobs there, perform mechanical operations. In total, 75 large greenhouses that belong to the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan operate throughout the country. These are 404 hectares “working” at full capacity to grow vegetables and greens all year round for the dastarhan of the Turkmen people. Another 193 similar facilities are at different stages of construction. Greenhouse farmers mainly grow tomatoes, cucumbers and sweet peppers. Computer-aided hothouses and greenhouses are becoming increasingly popular. During the recent opening ceremony, a brand new automatic greenhouse control technology was presented to the Turkmen leader. The representatives of the Ýigit Business Society from the Kaahka etrap, Ahal velayat, vividly presented the advantages of this technology. The

The President of Turkmenistan held a working meeting by means of digital videoconferencing

On June 2, Esteemed President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov chaired a working meeting by means of digital videoconferencing with the participation of the Cabinet Deputy Chairman supervising the agricultural sector and velayat khyakims. The priority targets of socio-economic development of regions, the results of works carried out in five months of this year, as well as the current state of affairs on agricultural land plots and other issues were discussed.

To Promote the Development of Agricultural Production

A meeting of the working group of the participants of the regional project of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), which is being implemented in Turkmenistan with the coordination of the Ministry of Agriculture and Environment Protection, has been held recently on the basis of the National Institute of Deserts, Flora and Fauna. In order to discuss the positions held and to present the planned events for the current year, the meeting was attended by senior officials of structural divisions of the agro-ecological ministry, including the Committee for Hydrometeorology of Turkmenistan, and also specialists from the Mejlis of Turkmenistan and the State Committee for Water Resources. The project is called “Integrated Natural Resources Management in Drought-Prone and Salt-Affected Agricultural Production Systems in Central Asia and Turkey” (CACILM-2). Its goal is to restore the fertility of agricultural lands and to increase the productivity of natural pastures in different agro-ecological regions of the country – mountains, desert and river oasis. It is planned to introduce advanced methods of desalinisation of irrigated soils, increase in their harvests and return of degraded pastures of the Karakum Desert to circulation by sowing seeds of high-yield psammophytes – white and black saxaul, Calligonum, Salsola richteri, Astragalus and other woody

The President of Turkmenistan holds session on development of agricultural complex

On February 3, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has held video conference meeting on development of agricultural complex with participation of some Deputy Chairmen of the Cabinet of Ministers, heads of relative ministry and profile departments as well as directors of profile universities. Opening the session, during which the outcomes of work of agricultural complex in the last year have been reviewed, the head of the state highlighted that agricultural complex is one of the main branches of national economy. The government invests big resources to the agriculture and despite this fact, there are many deficiencies and unused capabilities in agrarian sector, the President of the country highlighted.

The President of Turkmenistan holds working video conference session

On February 1, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has held working video conference session with participation of the Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, who is in charge of agricultural complex, and governors of the regions of the country. Issues of social and economic development of the regions, preparation to coming sowing campaign, seasonal agricultural works have been reviewed and reports of the heads of regional administrations about work carried out for the past week have been presented at the session.

The President of Turkmenistan holds the session on development of agricultural complex

On December 7, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has held video conference working session with the officials of agricultural complex with participation of some Deputy Chairmen of the Cabinet of Ministers where heads of relative ministry and profile departments have been also invited. Fulfilment of adopted resolutions, conducted works for improvement of the efficiency of agricultural complex, its transit to digital system, provision of the population with various food products have been reviewed at the session.

Use­ful Plants

Recent­ly, our news­pa­per has pub­lis­hed the ar­ticle about the cul­tivars and wild plants of the Turk­men flo­ra, used to rep­lace par­tial­ly the ag­ricul­tu­ral pro­ducts, which as­sist gar­de­ners in com­ba­ting gar­den pests and plant pat­ho­gens or pro­tecting crops along with ag­ricul­tu­ral che­micals. At the request of our rea­ders, the aut­hor will con­ti­nue this the­me and add in­secticides to the list of such plants. …If na­tu­re had a re­me­dy for all pests, then the­re would be no rea­son to crea­te ar­ti­ficial subs­tances. Ho­wever, synt­he­si­sed com­pounds do not al­ways turn out to be a pa­nacea, i.e. a so­lu­tion for all gar­den prob­lems. The wis­dom of the far­mer li­es in the com­bi­na­tion and mo­de­ra­tion of che­micali­sa­tion in ag­ricul­tu­ral pro­ducti­on. Mo­reover, the far­mer has to be care­ful not to over­do it with pes­ticides or nit­ro­gen. So­me­ti­mes na­tu­ral subs­ti­tu­tes are no less ef­fective, but they have less adver­se environ­men­tal im­pact on so­il, farm ani­mals and in­sects-pol­li­na­tors. Ho­wever, it should be kept in mind that the plants owe the­se pro­per­ties to the na­tu­ral­ly occur­ring or­ga­nic com­pounds in them – al­ka­loids, glycosi­des, sa­po­nins, phy­toncides and es­sen­tial oils, which are

President of Turkmenistan holds working meeting, dedicated to jubilee architectural premiers

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov held a working meeting to consider the status of construction of facilities to be put into operation on occasion of the 25th anniversary of neutrality as well as the draft programme of architectural premiers for 2021, which marked by the 30th anniversary of independence. President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov instructed relevant officials to ensure strict control over the readiness of new facilities for commissioning, taking care of their appropriate design.

The Crop to Develop the Foothills

Harvesting of the mid- and late-season apple varieties is in full swing in the orchards in the foothill valleys of the Central Kopetdag Mountains – Ak Bugday, Geoktepe and Kaahka etraps, Ahal velayat, the mountainous area of Nohur that are administratively located on the border of the Ahal and Balkan velayats and in the lands of the northern region of the country – Dashoguz. Tenants in farmers’ associations and farms, private gardeners and members of the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs who grow local ancient and foreign apple varieties are engaged in fruit growing. Summer and autumn apples of such cultivars as “Freedom”, “Auksis”, “Zaslavskoye”, “Konfetnoye”, “Inmant”, “Zheleznyak”, “Antey”, “Alesya”, “Aydared”, “Krasnaya Prevochodnaya”, “Rennet Simirenko”, “Goldspur”, “Snezhny Kalvil” and “Bely Rozmarin”, among others, grow in large variety in our latitudes. The mid- and late-season apple varieties are rarely remarkable for the simultaneous ripening; therefore, apples are harvested in two phases. However, they can be stored longer. Villagers, engaged in fruit growing, often turn part of the lands in the foothill zone they hold on lease or use over the long term into orchards to grow fruit and store them up and engraft cuttings. Due to the tireless work of gardeners, the people of Turkmenistan have these na

Let your journey be safe, the “white caravan”!

On September 9, the cotton-harvesting campaign started in Turkmenistan. The important agricultural campaign was launched with the blessing of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov in the Ahal, Balkan, Lebap and Mary velayats. The “white campaign” in the Dashoguz velayat will start on September 16 due to the local soil and climatic conditions. Cotton growing is an important sector of Turkmenistan’s agroindustrial complex that makes a profound contribution to the implementation of the state export promotion and import substitution programmes, developed under the leadership of the head of state Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. Our country has the natural and climatic conditions conducive to growing medium-fibre and fine-fibre cotton varieties.