OVER 33,000 HECTARES

YET TO BE HAR­VESTED

The UB Post - - FRONT PAGE - By B.DULGUUN

Crop har­vest progress has ex­ceeded 88 per­cent and veg­etable har­vest has reached 94.5 per­cent com­ple­tion as of Oc­to­ber 8, ac­cord­ing to the Min­istry of Food, Agri­cul­ture and Light In­dus­try.

By last week, Mon­go­lian farm­ers man­aged to col­lect 204,400 tons of crops from fields from 241,100 hectares of land, 100,000 tons of potato from 10,700 hectares, 71,600 tons of veg­eta­bles from 6,600 hectares, 31,100 tons of fod­der crop from 26,100 hectares, and 8,200 tons of oil plant from 16,200 hectares.

Pre­lim­i­nary stud­ies in­di­cate that 271,800 tons of grain, 259,200 tons of wheat, 102,300 tons of potato, 75,700 tons of veg­eta­bles, 47,300 tons of fod­der crop, and 23,600 tons of oil plants will be se­cured for the up­com­ing win­ter.

Ac­cord­ing to the min­istry, har­vest­ing is be­ing car­ried out with meth­ods that are suit­able to weather con­di­tions and crop ma­tu­rity in or­der to make up for the lost progress in early Au­gust caused by con­tin­u­ous heavy rain­fall through­out the na­tion. Farm­ers re­ported that har­vest­ing is de­lay­ing in Darkhan-Uul, Tuv, Bul­gan, Arkhangai, Uvurkhangai and Khen­tii prov­inces due to snow lay­ers as thick as 10 cen­time­ters, which ac­cu­mu­lated dur­ing wet snow­falls on Oc­to­ber 7 and 8.

At the na­tional scale, 31,900 hectares of grain field, 1,200 hectares of veg­etable fields haven’t been har­vested yet.

Farm­ers have re­port­edly col­lected 96.2 per­cent of crops in Bul­gan Province, 94.5 per­cent in Khen­tii Province, 91.1 per­cent in Tuv Province, 86.6 per­cent in Se­lenge Province, 84 per­cent in Darkhan-Uul Province, 75.7 per­cent in Uvurkhangai Province, 74 per­cent in Dornod Province, and 49.8 per­cent of crops in Sukhbaatar Province.

Photo by G.ARGUUJIN

Newly har­vested crop

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