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ISNA / Kerman, director of Agricultural organization of Rafsanjan city, said:

the heat above 37 degrees in August damaged 50% of Rafsanjan pistachio crop this year.

Abbas Haj Abdollahi stated in a press conference this afternoon, September 10: “Increasing the scientific level of agricultural activities reduces production costs and increases productivity, which is part of agricultural organization programs and through information tools such as media and cyberspace.” It must be done.

He said that 99% of the income and base of Rafsanjan economy is through pistachios,

adding: in 2018, 35 kg of pistachios were harvested and in 2019, about 260 kg per hectare was harvested.

Pistachio harvest per hectare

this year, we had good forecasts earlier this year, but heat and high temperatures 37 degrees in August caused damage to 50% of the pistachio crop, so that the most damage to pistachios is in Kashkuyeh region and Ferdows and then the suburbs, and the most damaged cultivar is “Koleghoochi” cultivar.

The director of Rafsanjan organization announced the beginning of pistachio harvest in Rafsanjan from September 11 by major owners and from September 1 by small owners and said:

25,000 workers will harvest for 45 days, which is recommended to farmers.

Harvest pistachios on time and as soon as possible and until the air cools down, which is effective both in terms of health and in terms of the tree being released and finding better conditions for growth next year.

Haj Abdollahi specified:

There are 86,000 hectares of pistachio cultivation area in the city, which is 31,000 hectares in the suburbs of the city, in the Nogh area with 28,000 hectares, and the rest of the pistachio lands are in Kashkuieh and Kabutarkhan; Also, most pistachio cultivars in Rafsanjan include Ouhadi, Ahmad Aghaei, Koleghoochi and Akbari.

The director of Rafsanjan Agricultural Organization continued:

There are 2,500 hectares of various pistachio cultivars such as Mumtaz in Rafsanjan city, while some farmers produce crops such as almonds, walnuts, apricots and mountain fruit trees in Raviz, Khonaman and Davaran in 1000 hectares. They plant and harvest.

Haj Abdollahi further informed about the closure of 15 illegal stores of agricultural pesticides due to the supply of substandard pesticides in Rafsanjan this year and said: Regarding the promotion of low-water greenhouse crops, greenhouse crops and hydroponics are the best alternatives to pistachio crops.

Due to low water consumption, high yield and added value, they can be used in addition to pistachio cultivation.

According to him, 15,000 hectares in Rafsanjan are dedicated to the area under saffron cultivation, which will start from the end of October to the beginning of November.

The director of Rafsanjan Agricultural Organization said:

Farmers should start drip irrigation, which is a better method than flood irrigation.

In addition to saving water consumption, the yield will also increase, and the government will support new irrigation projects to Each hectare of the project considers gratuitous amounts to encourage farmers to implement this plan, farmers are given $800 usd of gratuitous facilities per hectare, and all steps of obtaining loans are easy and without collateral.

Haj Abdollahi, emphasizing the integrity of pistachio lands, stated:

180 agricultural motor pumps have been identified, the number of owners of which is less than 50 people, and after harvesting the pistachio crop, they are talked to do pressurized irrigation, and in the second step Have an agricultural expert and in the third stage, pest control operations are carried out in an integrated manner.