New Technologies to Increase Grain Yield
A new line for seed cleaning was opened in Kostanai region. The line will be used to increase the yield of wheat.
The multifunctional and fully automated European unit is used to perform all types of cleaning of both seed and food grains.
In addition, the seeds are sorted, calibrated and pickled. The production capacity is 10 tons per hour.
Farm director, Aleksander Semko said that there are sensors on each hole and each conveyor, which immediately send notification if there are malfunctions.
“Currently, if something clogs, creaks, noisy or suddenly stops, we are not aware about that. But soon we can switch on the computer and find out a section that is stopped,” he said.
Meanwhile, in one of the farms in the Fyodorovskiy district, 20,000 hectares of land are sown annually. Half of them are sown with wheat.
The productivity is estimated at 20 centners. Farmers said that such indicators were achieved due to crop rotation.
They focus on new equipment. As farmers expect, it is possible to increase productivity by 10 to 15 percent immediately.
Farm Manager, Kairat Ospanov said that the seed line allows to select the largest and most productive grain. In the future, the line will increase productivity because the selected seeds are the best ones.
According to forecasts of the Ministry of Agriculture, the grain crop in 2019 will stay at the level of last year. In 2018, more than 20 million tons of grain was collected.