Karbala - INA
Karbala Agriculture announced today, Thursday, that its production of dates during the current season exceeded 150 thousand tons, and the surplus production, after pressing and packaging, is exported to the countries of Morocco and India, expecting that its production of wheat for the next season will reach more than 90 thousand tons.
The director of Karbala Agriculture, Abdul-Razzaq Al-Taie, told the Iraqi News Agency (INA): "The fertile lands of Karbala Governorate are famous for palm cultivation in the first place and second-class citrus trees, as the areas planted with these trees amounted to approximately 123 thousand dunums of various kinds, and their cultivation is concentrated in districts and sub-districts." Pointing out that "the horticulture department in the Karbala Agriculture Directorate has taken upon itself to establish two stations in Karbala for the cultivation of palm trees of good and rare varieties and to multiply them, one in the Aoun area and the second near Razaza Lake, distributing the seedlings among farmers at low prices for cultivation in their orchards as well as allocating two thousand dunums to the Hussaini shrine." To create a palm farm, which was later called Fadak Farm, modern methods of propagation of palm trees were used, especially tissue farming, which is characterized by its resistance to difficult climatic conditions, so most Gulf countries have used it for years.