HomeNewsLarge in-vitro production of seedlings has been established in the Bukhara region (Uzbekistan)

Large in-vitro production of seedlings has been established in the Bukhara region (Uzbekistan)

The greenhouse complex of the Uzbek-Turkish joint venture Bukhara-Varnet LLC, located in the Bukhoro-Agro Free Economic Zone, is one of the largest projects in greenhouse production using hydroponics technology in the region. Mainly tomatoes are grown in modern greenhouses with a total area of about 40 hectares. In 2022, the company exported greenhouse products worth almost $2 million, EastFruit experts report.

The in-vitro production of seedlings has been recently established in the greenhouse complex. Seedlings of tomato and fruit trees such as peaches, apples, and cherries are grown in the nursery on 3 hectares, in special conditions and microclimate. The annual production capacity of the nursery is 90 million seedlings, “Khalq suzi” (“People’s word”) reports.

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According to the Turkish investor of the joint venture, Anvar Khurshid, seedlings grown using the in-vitro method have higher yields and resistance to various diseases.

The construction of greenhouse complexes of JV LLC “Bukhara-Varnet” in the Free Economic Zone “Bukhoro-Agro” started in 2018. The enterprise was allocated 113 ha for this purpose, so, it is planned to expand the area of greenhouses to the specified target over the next years. Upon reaching the target area of greenhouses, the production capacity of the enterprise will be 33 800 tonnes of tomatoes per year, which will create a total of about 2 000 jobs.


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