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Takhar records bumper wheat crop


Bumper-cropWheat crop yielded a 40 per cent increase this year in Takhar over last year’s harvest.

Officials at the Department of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, talking to Pajhwok Afghan News, said that favourable weather conditions, timely irrigation, distribution of chemical fertilisers and improved seeds among growers were the main reasons behind the surge in wheat production.
Noor Mohammad, a resident of Baharak district, said he cultivated wheat crop on 6.5 acres of his land, which yielded 9,100 kilograms of wheat.