July 12, 2011


Georgia to attain record grain harvest



The Georgian Agriculture Ministry forecasts to achieve a record volume of grain harvest from the previous decade.


The ministry said this success was achieved thanks to the government plans for sowing American high-harvest grain of Jagger.


Farmers will harvest at least four tonnes of grain per hectare. As a result, the average income has increased in the country, the ministry said.


The imported seed grain may be also used as a seed grain for the new season, the ministry said.


Moreover, the ministry has renewed the fleet of agriculture machines and used modern harvesting machines. As a result, losses have been minimised by at least 20%.


The association of grain and pastry manufacturers note grain has been sown on 40,000 hectares and about 120,000-150 000 tonnes of grain is expected to be harvested this year.

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