Wheat Harvest Begins in Oman’s Al-Dhahirah

The harvest of the wheat crop for this year began in the wilayats of Al Dhahirah Governorate, using modern multi-purpose harvesting machines, which were recently introduced, and harvesters that operate through attached machines, which are spread in a number of villages in the governorate’s wilayats.

Farmers rejoiced at the abundance of production this year. The farmers harvested commercial quantities of high quality wheat, which is very popular with consumers due to its high quality compared to other varieties of imported wheat.

Engineer Ahmed bin Rashid Al-Abri, Head of the Date Palm and Agricultural Production Department at the General Directorate of Agricultural Wealth and Water Resources in Al-Dhahirah Governorate, confirmed that the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources gives great attention to wheat cultivation, and encourages farmers to plant it and work to develop and preserve it, as the ministry seeks through its programs and plans. To the development of the agricultural sector, and the development of field crops among farmers.

He pointed out that agriculture is considered one of the most important pillars on which the life of the Omani is based, despite the great expansion in other sectors, especially oil, but the Omanis’ connection to the land and its cultivation is still ongoing, in the various governorates and wilayats of the Sultanate. Emphasizing that the Ministry’s programs contribute a great role in the optimal exploitation of agricultural land and natural resources. By applying various means and technologies to preserve these resources, work to sustain them, and provide job opportunities for Omani families.

For his part, Saeed bin Saeed Al Hinai, Head of the Agricultural Wealth and Water Resources Department at the Agricultural Wealth and Water Resources Department in Wadi Al Ain in the Wilayat of Ibri, indicated that wheat cultivation begins in November and lasts between four to five months, depending on the crop, and there are several types of seeds. Wheat, including varieties developed by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources, and also heirloom varieties found in local farmers, as these varieties differ in their production of wheat grains.

He indicated that the farmers’ inherited varieties have a productivity of between one and a quarter to one and a half tons of the wheat crop grown on an acre, while the productivity of the derived and improved varieties reaches more than two tons of the wheat crop per acre, which is provided by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources to farmers. through its support programmes.

Among the varieties that are grown in the villages of the wilayats of Al-Dhahirah are Wadi Quriyat 226, Wadi Quriyat 308, Wadi Quriyat 110, Sannine, the local barley variety, Jamah barley 51, and Jamah 98. These varieties have proven their quality among farmers.

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