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.