Cultivation of new plants to supply oil and meal required by the country


Cultivation of new plants to supply oil and meal required by the country


Alireza Mohajer stated in an interview: In the field of oilseeds, the cultivation of new plants such as camellina and peanuts are important.

Regarding the benefits of rapeseed cultivation, Mohajer said: Rapeseed cultivation in rotation with wheat and barley increases the production stability of these crops by reducing weeds, pests and diseases, and therefore, rapeseed is of special importance to us. He said that rapeseed has more than 40% oil, which this oil seed needs little water and should be planted in the fall and can help the stability of wheat.

The executor of the oilseeds project of the Ministry of Jihad-Agriculture continued: Currently, according to the new policies of the Ministry of Jihad-Agriculture, two methods are considered for agriculture.

One of them is based on the cultivation pattern and the other one is based on the capacity, climate, water, soil and temperature conditions in the provinces. Therefore, for the 2021-2022 crop year, rapeseed cultivation at 350,000 hectares and total oilseeds at 550,000 hectares of agricultural land is planned.

Source of the news: Public relations of the Ministry of Jihad-Agriculture

Translated by: F.KH

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