With concern about future harvest
Taking into account the soil and climatic conditions that are favorable for вЂњpearly white grainвЂќ, rice is traditionally sown in two regions of the country вЂ“ Dashoguz province (etrap named after S. Turkmenbashi) and a series of etraps of Lebap province as Galkynysh, Halach, Atamyrat and named after Turkmenbashi the Great.
Principal sorts of rice, which are cultivated on the agricultural fields of the country according to the practice of many years, differ by high crop capacity, early maturation, drought- and disease-resistance. Among them, it is worth mentioning the sorts вЂњNukus-2вЂќ, вЂњAk merjenвЂќ, вЂњAvangardвЂќ. As a rule, sowing of seeds is carried out after first harvest of winter wheat. Sowing of intermediate crop usually goes on till the end of June.
Rice harvesting campaign traditionally starts in first month of autumn. Turkmen grain-growers plan to yield 80 thousand 600 tons of rice in the current year.