Kazakhstan: Zhetysu farmers intend to triple sugar beet crops

Published Jun 13, 2024

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Deputy Prime Minister Serik Zhumangarin visited the Zhetisu region to oversee the sowing campaign and the anti-locust measures, with plans to chemically treat 109 thousand hectares of land. The region has successfully sown 432.5 thousand hectares of crops, including 12.6 thousand hectares of sugar beets, with a target of collecting 2 million tons of agricultural products this year, half of which will be sugar beets. The company 'Khilnichenko and Co' is leading in sugar beet cultivation, benefiting from state support and achieving higher yields. During the visit, the issue of low purchase prices for soybeans was brought up by farmers, to which the Deputy Prime Minister responded by directing the Ministries of Trade and Integration, and Agriculture to explore the potential of exporting soybeans to China.
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Serik Zhumangarin: “Today beets have become one of the highest-margin crops” Deputy Prime Minister Serik Zhumangarin, as part of a working trip to the Zhetisu region, got acquainted with the results of the sowing campaign and the progress of the fight against locusts. It should be noted: chemical treatment against locust pests is planned on an area of 109 thousand hectares. 21.6 thousand hectares were treated against the Italian locust. 17 units of ground equipment and 4 agricultural aircraft are involved in the work. 136 volunteers and 76 specialists are surveying the territory. This was reported by the press service of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan. As noted in the report, today this region, known for its fertile lands, is actively expanding its acreage. Spring field work here has already been fully completed: 432.5 thousand hectares are sown with spring crops, 309.3 thousand hectares with grain crops, 90.4 thousand hectares with oilseeds, 12.6 thousand hectares ...
Source: Agrosektor
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