Preparing for the Season
A scientific and practical seminar in the association of water users Istiqlol in the Sardoba district, Syrdarya region, allowed its participants to discuss issues related to sowing of cotton.
The event was attended by hokims of the region and districts, officials of the prosecutor’s office, tax departments and law enforcement agencies, representatives of responsible organizations and cotton farms.
With 3,766 farms in the region, on the basis of accurate calculations, contracts for the harvesting of over 223,000 tons of cotton have been made this season. In accordance with the decree of the President of the country signed January 4, 2018, the regions are provided with 54 new multi-row seeders. Before the start of the sowing campaign, another 50 are planned.
“Based on the analysis of the deficiencies admitted during the planting season of the previous year, 277 squads have been formed which will prepare the soil for timely sowing, so that cotton grows due to soil moisture,” said I. Rakhimov, head of the secretariat of the regional deputy governor on agriculture and water resources. “4,644 seeders, highly productive equipment, levels, harrows, big and small chisels, necessary vehicles are provided to these detachments. Last season, due to lack of technology, the planting season lasted almost a month. This year, with full involvement of the involved equipment and labor in the day, it will be possible to prepare for sowing 6,649 hectares of land. Works will be conducted in two shifts.
For the planting season, a reserve of 3.9 thousand tons of seeds was prepared at an average rate of 45 kilograms per hectare, 39 distribution points will operate. In the course of the campaign, 150 kilograms of phosphorus and 50 kilograms of potassium fertilizers are planned to be applied to the soil per hectare.
In order to offer material incentive for the participants of the planting season, Bunyodkor Gusht-Sut Savdo Invest will produce 16 tons of vegetable oil and 166 tons of flour products.