Elite wheat seeds to be produced in Armenia to reduce import

26.07.2013

The super elite seeds imported to the Republic of Armenia will serve a base to produce elite seeds in the country and stop their import from other countries. Armenpress was reported about it by the Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Armenia Samvel Galstyan. 20 tons of the super elite seeds imported to Armenia in 2012 have fully justified the expectations and it is expected to get 7-8 tons of harvest instead of the intended 5 tons.

As stated by the Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Armenia Samvel Galstyan, the seed growing development program approved by the Government of the Republic of Armenia provided with the opportunity to implement a certain variety update. "In 2012 640 tons of elite seeds were imported to the Republic of Armenia", - said Samvel Galstyan, adding that notwithstanding that fact, another 440 tons of first reproduction of wheat seeds will be imported from the Russian Federation.

In the low lands of the Republic the harvest of the wheat has already been launched. In 2011 168 thousand tons of wheat was produced in Armenia. In 2012 the indicator made 243 thousand tons. It is expected that the volumes of the production of the wheat and other grain crops in Armenia will exceed the level of the previous year by 45-46,000 tons.

 

 

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