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Kazakhstan: areas planted with hazelnuts are being expanded in Almaty region

The family farm (KH) “Manshuk” has established a hazelnut orchard in the Enbekshikazakh region. The first harvest is expected soon and the farm is preparing to expand the planted area as reported by ElDala.kz

According to the head of the farm Manshuk Zheksembekova, in 2018 they planted an intensive orchard on 10 hectares and the harvest from it is expected next year. Now, as part of the farm’s expansion, another orchard will be planted on 20 hectares. The seedling trees delivered 2 years ago are in the greenhouse and will be planted this fall.

“In our orchard we use modern technologies and drip irrigation. We have our own weather station, thanks to which we monitor the changes in weather conditions, in air temperature and in humidity. We expect to achieve an yield of 4 tons of hazelnuts per hectare, ”said Manshuk Zheksembekova.

According to the regional Department of Agriculture, this year, due to the replanting of old orchards in the Almaty region, it is planned to plant seedling trees on 520 hectares, including hazelnuts – on 20 hectares, fruit trees – on 500 hectares, of which 120 hectares are intensive orchards, It is planned to harvest 157.6 thousand tons of fruits, including 115.2 thousand tons of apples.

At the end of last year, the total area of ​​orchards in the region reached 23.7 thousand hectares, of which apple orchards – 14.2 thousand hectares. The volume of gross production of fruit, berries, and grapes amounted to 151.1 thousand tons, including 107.8 thousand tons of apples.

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