Starting the cultivation of the high-grade wheat crop in the Saqi project on an area of (1000) dunums*.

The cadres working in the agricultural project of the Saqi of the al-Abbas's (P) holy shrine began to cultivate the high-grade wheat crop on an area estimated at (1000) dunums*, within the specified area of ​​the project, and by following modern and sophisticated methods that ensure the growth of the crop correctly.

The head of the engineering projects department at the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine, Eng. Dea' Majeed Al-Sa'egh, explained to the Al-Kafeel Network, saying: “Preparations for the winter planting season have been completed not long ago, and they included preparing the land and removing last year's residues, in addition to conducting a comprehensive maintenance of all 11 central irrigation sprinklers; (8) for an area of ​​(80 dunums*) and (3) for an area of ​​(120 dunums*). The crop was cultivated mechanically by following modern and sophisticated methods, which we hope, God willing, will achieve what we aspire for in terms of production and quality. "

The project site manager, Mr. Zaki Sahib, explained: “The (1000) dunums* area that we started cultivating of the high-grade wheat crop. (5) tons were cultivated per dunum*. In addition to (6-7) tons of fertilizer for each sprinkler. Noting that the cultivated area for this year has witnessed a clear development and expansion by providing it with two additional sprinklers, which is part of the strategic plan of the holy shrine aimed at covering larger areas of agricultural land. "

It is noteworthy that the Saqi project is one of the strategic projects through which the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine seeks to invest desert lands in Karbala Governorate, and to cultivate them with strategic agricultural crops, including wheat, in a way that contributes to achieving self-sufficiency.

* In Iraq, the dunum is 2,500 square metres (0.25 ha).
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