The period of mass cotton harvest started in Turkmenistan. The harvesting started on 11th of September, 2019 in Ahal, Balkan, Lebal and Mariy regions of the country.

Cotton harvesting in the northern region of Dashoguz began on September 18. This year, Turkmen farmers were assigned to supply 1.05 million tons of cotton to the cotton collection centers. According to the region’s opportunities government wants a total supply of 207 thousand tons of cotton from Ahal region, 4 thousand tons from Balkan region, 230 thousand tons from Dashoguz region, 295 thousand tons from Lebal region, and the Mariy region was assigned to produce 313 tons of cotton supply.

In total 550 thousand hectares of agricultural land in the country had been sown cotton seeds.

It is the first agricultural product in Turkmenistan’s exports and Turkmen farmers harvested 1.1 million tons of cotton throughout the country last year.