Concern over decline of barley production in Northern Homs due to spread of fungal epidemic

اعداد أيهم ناصيف | ترجمة رند رسلان | تحرير الترجمة Freda Hocaine 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 13 مارس، 2018 2:45:08 م خبر أعمال واقتصاد زراعة

 

Homs - SMART

An epidemiological disease has spread in the agricultural crops of barley in the northern areas of the city of  Homs in Central Syria, raising concerns about the decline in production.

On Tuesday, the head of the branch of the General Establishment for the propagation of seeds in rural northern Homs, Ahmed al-Khader, reported to SMART that “the Foundation documented a number of patients of the Spotting Sultory disease in the barley fields in the region, caused by the mushroom, Svetoria Psirini, led to large losses of agricultural crops.

Al-Khader added that the disease has three types, a strain that affects wheat, a strain of barley, and other types of wheat and barley. The current disease condition confirms that it is from the second strain type.

Al-Khader pointed out that they issued a circular to the farmers for using a fungicide immediately and adding five kilograms of Luria fertilizer to the crop, during rain precipitation. He noted that the winds hit the region in the last days which helped the disease to spread widely.

The barley material is used in rural northern Homs as animal feed and sold at high prices compared to other areas.

Last year, the local council of the city of al-Rastan (22 kilometers north of the city of Homs), called on associations and aid organizations to subsidize the purchase and storage of wheat, which estimated production rates for this year by six thousand tons for the whole crop; an indicator of the decline in production.

The farmers in rural northern Homs suffer from great difficulties in cultivating and plowing their lands, variously due to lack of rainfall, loss of the most important irrigation methods previously relied on, and because of the siege imposed on them by loyalist forces

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اعداد أيهم ناصيف | ترجمة رند رسلان | تحرير الترجمة Freda Hocaine 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 13 مارس، 2018 2:45:08 م خبر أعمال واقتصاد زراعة
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