The Department of Agricultural Affairs and Livestock Resources of the Al-Kafeel Company for Public Investments, one of the companies of the al-Abbas's holy shrine, announced that its farms have started supplying their vegetable crops for the autumn season to the local market, supplying them with the crops they need to rely on the local product without the need for the importer.
The head of the aforementioned department, Engineer Ali Maz'al Layedh, said: "The al-Abbas's Holy Shrine paid great attention to the agricultural sector and gave it a wide area, in an effort to support agricultural production and land reclamation, with the aim of increasing the local product and not relying on the importer in a way that contributes and achieves self-sufficiency, and employs the largest number of manpower specialized in this important and vital field.”
He added: "The crops produced by these farms are what the citizen constantly needs, such as tomatoes, eggplant, potatoes, cucumbers, cold and hot peppers, cherry tomatoes, trees, and some other leafy crops such as green and red cabbage, Kohlrabi, red, yellow and white onions. All these are planted in 4 greenhouses with multiple spaces, each with an area of 5000 m2, in addition to 95 single greenhouses with an area of 516 m2 in addition to other spaces."
Layedh emphasized that "the produced crops are distinguished by their quality as they are environmentally friendly crops (IPM), grown without the use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers, and the reliance on bio-pesticides and organic fertilizers produced by Khair Al-Joud Company. These are useful, environmentally friendly, and abundant products of nutritional value, which have proven their success as they gave the crop quality in taste, in addition to its control of viral and fungal diseases and its suitability with the weather in Iraq, which contributed to covering a large part of the market need.”
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