Harvest forecasts in Kazakhstan
Representatives of the Union of Kazakhstani farmers expressed their thoughts on the yield in 2018 in Kazakhstan.
It is said in the statement, as it is known, there are many different regions with different types of soil in Kazakhstan. In the most northern regions, the yield is planned at the level of 15 centners per hectare, slightly to the south the yield is planned at the level of 6-7centners per hectare, and in regions that are more southern yields are expected at the level of 10 centners per hectare. This difference is due to the difference in types of soil. In one region, there is chernozem, while in the other there is kastanozems.
In addition, it is said in the report that farmers need to make the snow retention procedure as soon as possible, because as practice shows, this procedure increases the yield by 1.5-2 centners per hectare, since it makes it possible to provide sufficient moisture during the arid spring season. Also, this procedure makes it possible to recoup costs and prepare for a new season.
Moreover, representative of the Union noted that under the condition of severe drought, Kazakh farmers have the right to seek help from the government of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
It should be recalled that experts recently announced that in 2018 a drought is very likely.