Hasaka, SANA- Laboratory analysis at the Ministry of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform have proven the invalidity of the Turkish-origin wheat seeds, which have been provided by the US occupation forces through the so-called US Agency for International Development “USAID” to the farmers in several areas in the Qamishli countryside.
“The Agriculture and Agrarian Reform Directorate in Hasaka province sent a sample of the wheat seeds provided by the American occupation to the laboratories of the Ministry of Agriculture, and it was found that they are not suitable for cultivation,” Head of the Directorate Eng. Said Hajji said in a statement to SANA reporter
Hajji added “The seeds contain a high rate of nematodes, which reached 40 percent, and this poses a great danger to agriculture in the region, especially as its effects cause great damage that is exacerbated by the passage of time,”
He warned farmers in Qamishli countryside and the region against the use of these seeds, calling to destroy them and not plant them because the damage which they cause will last for years and will make the agricultural lands go out of investment.
Earlier, the Union of Hasaka Farmers warned the people and farmers against the seeds of unknown origin, calling not to cultivate them, as they are not suitable for agriculture and will be a cause of agricultural pests.