Iran's Seed Production Tops 6,000 Tons: Deputy Minister
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran has produced more than 6,000 tons of seeds in the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21), according to the country's deputy agriculture minister.
Hossein Shirzad, who is also the chief executive officer of the Central Organization of Rural Cooperatives of Iran (CORC), said the country’s agro-industries corporations have succeeded in producing more than 6000 tons of improved seed.
He added that by the development of detailed crop plans, it is anticipated that seed production would surpass more than 19,000 tons across the country.
Referring to Shahid Rajaee and Jiroft agro-industry Corporations (Located in Dezfool and Jiroft respectively), Shirzad said they have produced different seeds including spring Canola, Hybrid and clover seed.
Shahid Rajaee Corporation has succeeded in producing more than 5,000 tons of tropical wheat seed which could be increased up to the 15,000 tons to meet the country’s domestic needs, he added.
Noting that more than 90% of the spring Canola seeds are produced by Shahid Rajaee agro-industry Corporation, Shirzad implied that the feasibility studies for starting production of different types of seed (OP and greenhouse) in Jiroft are underway as well.