Babylon completed its plan .. agricultural and green areas, "shrinking" due to "water scarcity"
Babylon / Mohammad Iqbal
Announced cultivation Babylon Directorate, completing its plan for the cultivation of wheat for the current winter season, and as pointed out that the current season will see a reduction of cultivated wheat land because of the scarcity of water, the establishment of three pilot farms to teach farmers to use modern techniques confirmed.
The cultivation of Babylon director, Ala Kubba, in interview (range Press), "The cultivation of Babylon, completed the agricultural plan winter and private-season planting wheat crop, which will begin next Sunday, (November 15, 2015), as well as the provision of fertilizers, seeds and new technologies."
said Kubba, "it was reducing land for the cultivation of wheat crop for this season by 30%, and in agreement with the Water Resources Department because of the scarcity of water, after reducing the water quotas by the Ministry of water resources because of low water levels in the Shatt al-Hilla, "noting that" dedicated to the cultivation of wheat areas of land are now constitutes 278 000 acres after it was scheduled more than 340 000 acres. " He pointed Kubba, that "the current season will see the quality of the production, especially in the project of the national program for the cultivation and production of wheat that has been applied in the province three years ago, which contributed to the increasing cultivated land boom", pointing out that his department "has submitted a request to the Ministry of Agriculture to increase the cultivation of plant wheat in order to increase production.
"He revealed Kubba, said that" the national program for the cultivation of wheat, which is supervised by the Ministry of Agriculture will, this season, the cultivation of 210 000 acres of wheat out of 287 000 acres, "pointing out that" the cultivation of Babylon has created three model farms for the cultivation of wheat for farmer education on modern technologies.
"The province of Babylon is the agricultural province of distinction from where the majority of its territory is agricultural and the presence of the Shatt al-Hilla, though more than 60% of its population are the profession is agriculture which is famous for its production of dates, maize, wheat, barley and vegetables but they suffered last year scarcity of water during the summer season, which has greatly impacted on the economic situation due to the lack of peasants to cultivate their land.
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