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Don’t forget to take water with you

«7/24.tm», № 18 (101), 02.05.2022. Turkmen weather is pleasing with warm sunny days, but temperature is rising with every passing day. According to the weather forecasts, temperatures are expected to rise in the coming days. If you care about your health, you probably know how important drinking regime is.

Seasonal agricultural work

«7/24.tm», №17 (100), 25.04.2022 Rural workers in Balkan velayat make their decent contribution to boosting food security of the country by reaping a rich grain harvest each year.

Important spring campaign starts

«7/24.tm», № 14 (97), 04.04.2022. On March 30, 2022, in accordance with the approved schedule, farmers of Dashoguz velayat, where the sowing campaign starts a little later than in other regions of the country due to climatic conditions, started sowing cotton. The important spring campaign in Dashoguz velayat was launched on the fields of the Akgala farmers association in Kunyaurgench etrap. The solemn event marking the planting of seeds of the valuable industrial crop into the soil took place.

Dashoguz growers starts cotton sowing

In accordance with the approved schedule, farmers of the Dashoguz velayat started sowing cotton, where, due to climatic conditions, the sowing campaign starts a little later than in other regions of the country. According to a good tradition, the beginning of the sowing season was blessed by the venerable elders. Upon saying a prayer to the Almighty for the wellbeing and prosperity of the Motherland, the Turkmen people and the head of state, they threw the first cotton seeds into the ground and then gave way to machine operators.

Rehabilitating Nature through Desertification Control

The global factor within the mandate of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification is land degradation as a result of natural and anthropogenic processes, aggravated by climate aridisation. This phenomenon can be curbed by land reclamation, the restoration of soil fertility in irrigated areas and the improvement of forage capacity of Karakum pastures. The territory of Turkmenistan is located in the zone of influence of the Karakum Desert where ecosystems are fragile, and careless interference in the “affairs of nature” can worsen the state of the soil and vegetation cover and lead to a decrease in the yield of pastures which are used year-round for animal husbandry. Millions of hectares of desert pastures annually produce hundreds of thousands of tonnes of forage products, but they are far from being used to the full extent due to their insufficient watering. However, the Karakum Desert is not only a forage base, but also an ecological environment, therefore, pasture forage consumption rates are applied, given the need to conserve biodiversity and prevent the depletion of natural pastures. A scheme is used to calculate the number of livestock per unit of land area, the so-called capacity indicator, which is one of the main concepts of the Law of Turkmenistan “On Pastures”. An increase in the number of grazing sheep requires an increase in pasture producti

We produce ourselves

Fresh Bread on Dastarhan In recent years, bread-baking technologists have developed dozens of new types of products from white wheat flour of the highest and first grades and with the addition of bran. These are chureks and loaves called “Bagtyýarlyk”, “Kepekli”, “Bugdaýly”, “Nowruz”, “Diýar” and others. Healthy dietary black bread is not forgotten. The state baking sector produces a total of 200 types of bread, including 120 types of national one. Fresh bread is sold through the chain of grocery outlets of the Ministry of Trade and Foreign Economic Relations and brand stores of the Ministry of Agriculture and Environment Protection located throughout the country. To provide the population with bread in the structure of the agro-ecological establishment, a large branched infrastructure, consisting of elevators and bakeries, operates. They are located in all five velayats, with an average of three in each region. The largest of them are designed for the simultaneous storage of up to 100 thousand tonnes of grain products. The storage facilities easily accommodate food and seed wheat with a reserve for a year in advance and also ensure the safety of cereals of other types. For example, the Dashoguz velayat, in addition to wheat and rice, also produces barley, mung beans, sesame, beans and other types of cereals and legumes, including peas as a

Winter wheat sowing campaign starts in Turkmenistan

On September 3, the mass sowing of winter wheat began in Turkmenistan. With the blessing of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, an important agricultural campaign was launched simultaneously in all velayats of the country. As the head of state noted at the sitting of the Cabinet of Ministers held via the digital system on August 27, good results are being achieved in all sectors of the economy, including agriculture, in the Era of Might and Happiness. The state creates all the necessary conditions for the fruitful work of farmers and the cultivation of rich crops by them.

Safe way, caravan of “white gold”!

On September 8, a mass cotton-harvesting campaign began in Turkmenistan. With the blessing of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, an important agricultural campaign was launched in the Ahal, Balkan, Lebap and Mary velayats. Taking into account the soil and climatic conditions, the “white” harvesting in the Dashoguz velayat will start on September 15. This year, marked by the 30th anniversary of the independence of the Motherland, a good harvest of “white gold” has been grown in the country. And now the main task of the rural workers is to pick it from the fields in a short time and without losses.

Forest Belts Protect Crops

Forest plantations around settlements and cultivated lands are of great sanitary and hygienic importance, which is especially significant for newly irrigated lands in Turkmenistan. The greatest land-reclamation efficiency in this respect belongs to field-protective forest belts around irrigated fields, which have a beneficial effect on the course of crop growing. At the same time, a kind of forestry landscape is being created, as, for example, on the old-irrigated and newly developed lands of the Vas, Shasenem and Hanhovuz massifs and the Kopetdag and Koytendag plains. The network of field-protective forest belts is of great ecological importance for improving the culture of irrigated agriculture and for forming a certain microclimate in the surface layer of the areas adjacent to the fields. Agricultural scientists monitor the moisture regime and seasonal air temperature amplitudes in the fields, including the development and productivity of various crops, primarily wheat and cotton. In the course of the research, it was revealed that, in comparison with the fields protected with the help of forest plantations, the air humidity in open arable land is much lower, which is significant in a sharp continental climate characterised by fluctuations in temperature, an uneven amount of atmospheric precipitation and also strong winds.

A rich harvest is the property of the people

In the modern history of the Turkmen state, under the wise, far-sighted and progressive leadership of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, grandiose reforms, aimed first of all at improving the wellbeing of the Turkmen people and their quality of life by creating abundance of food, are being carried out. And here the most important indicators are the achievements of the farmers, who make every effort and work hard to ensure abundance on the table of every Turkmen citizen. Active and targeted government support and progressive reforms directed at the widespread digitalisation of the agroindustrial complex act as a powerful impetus for the development of agriculture in the country. In this context, the natural and climatic conditions of our country are taken into account, which allows year after year to gather rich harvests of vegetables and fruit, berries and grain crops. Particular attention is paid to the rational use of water and land resources, as food abundance is a symbol of a successful and prosperous economy. Wheat production today makes it possible to fully meet the domestic needs of the country in grain.