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Kazakhstan: Harvest-2017 of grains and legumes in Karaganda region is 14.7% lower than the previous one PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 22 February 2018 12:39

In 2017 farmers of Karaganda region harvested 755 thousand tons of cereals and legumes in weight after processing, which is 14.7 percent less than in 2016, according to the statistical report.

In the structure of production of cereals and legumes, the share of wheat was 79 percent, barley - 18.7 percent, oats - 1.8 percent, other grains and legumes - 0.5 percent.

The main volume of cereals and legumes was produced by agricultural producers in Osakarovsky, Nurinsky and Bukhar-Zhyrau districts - 43.8 percent, 25.5 percent and 13.8 percent of regional volume, respectively.

A decrease in the gross harvest of grain and leguminous crops was noted in 10 districts of the region that carried out their sowing, the IA “Kazakh-Zerno” reported.

In 2017, producers harvested 322.5 thousand tons of potato, which is 7.1% more than in 2016.

The largest volume of potatoes was harvested in the Abay and Bukhar-Zhyrau districts, where 37.5 percent and 19.9 percent of the regional volume were produced, respectively. Growth in potato production is observed in 14 districts of the region.

Production of vegetables in comparison with 2016 increased by 3.6 percent and amounted to 101.9 thousand tons. In the total volume of harvested crop, the share of field vegetables was 94.6 percent, nonhardy vegetables - 5.4 percent.

In the structure of field vegetables the specific weight of carrot was 25.4 percent, beet - 25.3 percent, tomatoes - 17 percent, cabbages - 14 percent, cucumbers - 11.5 percent, and other vegetable crops - 6.8 percent.

Among vegetables grown in a protected ground, the bulk of 67.2 percent falls on cucumbers, 31.9 percent - on tomatoes and 0.9 percent - on other vegetable crops.

The main volume of vegetables was grown in Abay region - 40.5 percent, in the city of Karaganda - 11.8 percent and Nurinsky district - 10.2 percent. The growth of gross harvest of vegetables was noted in 9 districts of the region.

In 2017, the gross collection of forage crops compared to 2016 increased by 8.7 percent and amounted to 1,765.4 thousand tons. The increase in the production of forage crops was due to the growth of gross harvest of hay, the specific weight of which in the regional volume of forage crops amounted to 99%.

The greatest volume of forage crops was grown in Shetsky, Aktogay and Zhanaarkinsky districts - 19.9 percent, 13.9 percent and 13.5 percent, respectively. Gross harvest of forage crops increased in 9 regions of the region.




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