Tobacco planted on 875 hectares in four districts


June 23, Fineko/abc.az. Tobacco planting has been completed in Zagatala, Balakan, Gakh and Sheki districts.

ABC.AZ reports that tobacco ‘Virginia Botany’ was planted on 875.2 hectares in these districts.

In connection with tobacco production, 130 farmers were awarded contracts in these districts this year.

Currently, work is underway on the cultivation of tobacco. So far, farmers have carried out the first irrigation on 700.2 hectares, the first cultivation on 505.1 hectares and the first weeding on 870 hectares.

The collection of green tobacco leaves in farms is scheduled to begin at the end of June.