In Uzbekistan, expect problems with the cotton crop this year

Due to the cool and dry weather, established in the spring months, the development of cotton lags far behind last year’s figures.

In Uzbekistan due to the prevailing weather conditions predict problems with the cotton crop this year, the correspondent of RIA “Novosti”.

About it it became known according to results of the course of conference calls meeting, chaired by Shavkat Mirziyoev, which was held yesterday in the capital.

As noted at the event, cool and dry weather in the spring months this year, leads to serious problems in the cultivation of cotton, as a result, its development lags far behind last year that requires special attention to caring for him.

In such a difficult situation, experts said, you need more effective use of cultivators, a responsible approach to the work on the deep loosening of the soil, shallow soil, fight pests and control of these activities.

“The heads of the relevant ministries, departments and regions tasked to create a fundamentally new system of financing cotton procurement, organization readiness of equipment and ensure its regular diesel fuel for timely and quality execution of technical measures”, — noted in a press-service of the President.

The meeting participants adopted the decision about the announcement in the country from June 1 to July 1 “the Shock of the month for the formation of a guaranteed yield of cotton”.

In addition, to save the crops grown with considerable difficulty and expense, along with leaders and workers of farms, specialists of agriculture, irrigation experts and machine operators, scientists of the agrarian sector and agronomists must also be the increase of responsibility of deputies at all levels.

Last year the country collected more than 2.9 million tonsof raw cotton. The Republic is among ten leading countries in production of cotton fiber and its exports.

This year the country’s cotton was planted more than 1.7 million hectares, which is 135 thousand and 184 thousand hectares less than in 2017 and 2016. The reduction was due to the refusal of cultivation of this crop unprofitable for farmers fields with yields less than 15% per hectare. On such land, it was decided to grow another high-demand products.