Local Garlic harvest begins Al Batinah South Governorate

Rustaq: Farmers in a number of mountainous wilayats in the Al Batinah South Governorate, during this period, began harvesting the local garlic crop, which is planted in November and harvested after five months.

It is known for its scarlet color, roughness and large size, and contains many nutrients. on its properties throughout the months of the year.

Engineer Saeed bin Sulaiman Al-Sariri, Director of the Agricultural Wealth and Water Resources Department in Al Batinah South Governorate, said: The department pays great attention to the cultivation of local garlic. Due to its high quality and the increasing demand for it by consumers, as specialists follow up farmers on an ongoing basis, and provide them with technical and extension support, and some agricultural services provided by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources to farmers.

He pointed out that the recent statistics issued by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources indicated that the area cultivated with local garlic in the wilayats of South Al Batinah Governorate for the season (2021/2022) amounted to (19) acres, and the production rate reached (114) tons. 2022/2023) reached (21) acres, and it is expected that the production rate will increase for this season.

Al-Sariri added that the availability of water, the farmers’ follow-up to the agricultural instructions directed to them by the department’s specialists, and the introduction of modern technologies; It contributes to increasing the crop production of local garlic, and increasing the financial return of the farmer.

Sulaiman bin Sarhan Al Sharqi, one of those interested in growing local garlic in Al Awabi Wilayat, said: The local garlic harvest is one of the important agricultural seasons for farmers in the villages of the South Al Batinah Governorate, which is an important source of income after a long agricultural season for this product.

He added that the local garlic crop is very popular with citizens. Because of its high quality, which distinguishes it from types of garlic imported from other countries, as well as its price, which is always within the reach of consumers, indicating that local garlic can be stored for long periods of up to a year in some villages of the governorate, especially those that are characterized by a moderate climate without being affected by drought. Especially if it is stored in the right way.

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