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Nimroz melon, watermelon yield doubles this year

Nimroz melon, watermelon yield doubles this year

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Jun 13, 2019 - 20:26

ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Excessive rainfall this year helped doubled melon and watermelon yield in southwestern Nimroz province compared to the previous year, an official said Thursday.

Agricultureinfo-icon Director Mohammad Akbar Sharifi said last year melon and watermelon crops were cultivated on 40,000 hectors of land in Niromz.

“More melon and watermelon are cultivated in Chakansour district, which is yet to be brought to the market. The prices would come down drastically once the fruits supply starts to the market,” he said.

Sharifi said this year 500,000 metric tonnes of melon.

He said last year the yield of melon and watermelon was low due to drought and slight rainfall, but this year there was massive cultivation of melon and watermelon and their yield would be bumper.

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