Residents of Bazar-Korgon district of Jalal-Abad region this year are expecting low harvest of walnuts, the main source of income, Turmush reported.
According to locals, the spring trees froze during frosts, including snow in late April 2017.
Collection of walnuts will begin in September. But locals complain that there is nothing to collect this year.
Head of the Arstanbap-Ata forestry Kenesh Pinazarov said that the locals annually are allocated walnut lands. In autumn, the government takes a little harvest from the walnut land as seeds for further planting. Each year, the territory of walnut forests increases by 20 hectares, he said.
“Last year, we collected 6 tons of walnuts as seeds. But this year we will probably collect only 3 tons,” he added.
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