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Azerbaijan eyes to increase cotton yields

16 October 2018 [13:12] - TODAY.AZ

By  Trend


In 2018, it is planned to harvest 60,000 tons of cotton from the sown areas of Azermpambig LLC, which is on the balance of the Azerbaijan Industrial Corporation (AIC), the general director of the corporatioon Kamran Nabizade said on Oct. 15.

"Presently Azerpambig LLC accounts for 30-35 percent of cotton produced in Azerbaijan. In 2018 sowing was carried out on 29,000 hectares of land and it is planned to harvest 60,000 tons of raw cotton. In 2019, according to the instructions of the president, it is planned to expand the sown areas. In the coming years yields are planned to be increased to 23-25 centners per hectare. This task will be carried out with the involvement of new technologies and highly qualified personnel," Nabizade said.

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