At this time, a campaign for the production of silk cocoons has been launched in the Dashoguz velayat. Due to climatic conditions, it is started here later than in other regions of the country, reports “Turkmenistan: Golden Age”.
Almost 13 thousand tenants are involved in silk production. In worm breeding grounds, where the recommended temperature and humidity level are maintained, sanitary and technical requirements are observed, the process of feeding silkworm caterpillars continues.
This year, it is planned to harvest 500 tons of cocoons in the velayat. The etrap named after S.A.Niyazov will produce more than others - 184 tons. Farmers of the Gorogly and Gurbansoltan-eje etraps, where contractual obligations for its supply are 80 tons each, will also become major suppliers of important products.
From year to year, the region is expanding the fodder base for silkworms. Today, mulberry plantations of the velayat occupy more than 2,000 hectares. This year it is planned to expand them almost fourfold.