On June 20, the founder of national peace and unity – the leader of the nation, the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, Honorable Emomali Rahmon, got acquainted with the cultivation of potatoes in the working lands of the State Institution “Forestry named after Saidahmad Karim” of Khovaling district.
The area of potato cultivation is 3 hectares. The growth of “Gala” type crops is suitable and good for the climate of the region. Good growth of potatoes indicates continuous work and compliance with requirements during planting and cultivation. According to the preliminary calculations of specialists in the field, the expected yield from the potato field will be 400-450 centners.
Honorable Head of State Emomali Rahmon was informed that this year, employees of the State Institution “Forestry named after Saidahmad Karim” of Khovaling district planted potatoes together with the population on an area of 13 hectares. Potatoes were planted in this area in the first ten days of May and they have already carried out two inter-row processing and supplied them with mineral fertilizers, taking into account the requirements and the specified rate.
Currently, the crop is in flowering stage, and it is said that the crop will be harvested at the beginning of August, that is, after 90 days of planting. Along with potatoes, tomatoes, cucumbers and other types of vegetables are planted here on an area of 0.30 hectares. The growth of vegetables is also good.
Howaling District has favorable climate and weather for agriculture. If the agrotechnics of planting and cultivation of crops are properly implemented, it will be possible to get the desired harvest.
Honorable Emomali Rahmon, the leader of the nation, considered it important to use every inch of land effectively and rationally. It was emphasized that by increasing the potato area, residents can get a good economic income and lead a decent life. Potatoes are considered to be the most important product for the population and are in high demand in the market. Using the favorable climate and weather, the farmers of the district planted this type of crop on an area of 400 hectares this year.
In the same area, last year, the forestry workers of the district planted clover on an area of 5 hectares, and this year they harvested it once.
It was reported that an auxiliary farm has been established at the State Institution “Forestry named after Saidahmad Karim” of Khovaling district, and 175 small animals are bred there. Every year, 280 tons of fodder, including 120 tons of clover, are collected from the territory of the farm, whose land is 107,785 hectares.
The President of the Republic of Tajikistan, Honorable Emomali Rahmon, considered the activities of the State Institution “Forestry named after Saidahmad Karim” to be praiseworthy and exemplary, and gave useful advice to farmers for planting, growing and harvesting agricultural crops.