The FINANCIAL — On October 22, the Government of Armenia decided to allocate additional 420 tonnes of primary winter wheat seeds to rural regions, declared the Minister of Agriculture of Armenia, Sergo Karapetyan. According to him, the rural regions have already requested for 3`875 tonnes of winter wheat seeds which were completely covered.
Due to the favorable weather conditions, farmers were able to end the crops planting campaign in time. Provision of the new lot of seeds will increase the planted areas under winter wheat by 1.4 thsd ha, said S.Karapetyan, according to APK-Inform.
According to the Ministry of Agriculture, to date the cultivated areas for agricultural crops in Armenia totals 351.3 thsd ha, or 78.5% of the lands suitable for agricultural use.