Businessman Muhammet Yemshikov began to grow different types of plants on leased land plots in Turkmenistan’s Ahal velayat.
The private farmer planted rapeseed on an area of more than more than 10 hectares in the velayat’s Tejen etrap. He also planted the crop on around 50 hectares of land in Ak Bugday etrap.
According to the businessman, each hectare yields 3-4 tons of seeds, 40-45% of which is processed into oil. The businessman delivers the harvested crop to oil enterprises in Turkmenistan.
“We studied rapeseed for 2-3 years and successfully propagated the plant. The process of sowing and harvesting is fully mechanized,” said Yemshikov. “This plant is resistant to cold, heat and drought. But it takes 2-3 years to plant rapeseed for the second time at the same land plot. If another plant is planted in its place, it will yield twice as much as the average harvest.”
The businessman also grows senna, a medical plant, on a 4-hectare land plot. He delivers the leaves of the senna to Türkmendermansenagat association, which in turn processes and delivers them to the population.
The private farmer also planted sunflower seeds brought from France on 45 hectares of land and expects to harvest 2-3 tons of the crop per hectare, 40% of which can be processed into oil.