Farmers of the 27-nji Oktyabr farming association of the Saparmurat Turkmenbashi etrap of Dashoguz velayat work towards harvesting 14,470 tons of rice this year.
At the association, specialized in rice cultivation, planting was carried out in 2,202 hectares in 2017, and the area expanded to 3,350 hectares in 2019.
At present time, the farmers of the association are enriching rice fields with mineral fertilizers while using herbicides to control unwanted plants.
Nazargeldi Atanazarov, the head of the trade-union of the association, noted that, along with the farmers, machine operators were also involved in the cultivation by organizing the sowing.
During the autumn harvest this year, 296 farmers of the association hope to receive an average of 43.2 centners of rice per hectare.
Rice is the top agricultural production in Dashoguz velayat located in the northern part of Turkmenistan. 35,610 tons of rice were harvested from 8,100 hectares throughout the velayat in 2018.