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AKIPRESS.COM - A cotton sowing campaign has been started in Turkmenistan's Akhal, Lebap and Mary velayats and is set to start on March 29 in Dashoguz velayat, the state news agency reported.
This year Turkmenistan alloted 545 thousand hectares of land for cotton sowing and expects to collect 1.05 million tons -- in Akhal velayat - 207 thousand tons, Dashoguz velayat - 230 thousand tons, Lebap velayat - 300 thousand tons, Mary velayat - 313 thousand tons -- of cotton.
For the sowing campaign over 65 thousand tons of selected seeds of cotton of medium and fine-fibered species were prepared.More than 7,600 tractors, over 3,200 seeders, more than 7 thousand cotton cultivators, harrows and other agricultural machinery will be exploited. 379 bio-laboratories will provide cotton growers with bio-production used against pests of cotton, the statement said.