Vushtrri- Much of agricultural crops, especially crops like wheat, barley and oats in Vushtrri municipality are affected by the disease called "wheat fly," and certainly this disease is causing the problem and at the same time great damages in development of this culture.
Since the farmers of this region have complained that their cultures are greatly damaged by this disease, the Directorate of Agriculture and Rural Development was urgently required to establish a commission in order to verify the state of these cultures and have found out that these cultures were affected by this disease, doing their best to prevent this disease.
And certainly most concerned about this situation are the farmers who are growers of these crops because the existence of their families depends on the agricultural yield.Sh.Maxhuni, a farmer from Maxhunaj village, said this year he has seeded a total area of 1.5 hectares with wheat and whole area of this crop is affected by this disease.
He also said this year is expected to have extensive damage in the cultivation of this crop even though we have invested in pesticides to prevent damage, but still it is not known whether spraying with pesticides had any positive effect.
"It is too bad for us as farmers despite all investments we made in agriculture since our is in danger, because it is expected to have significantly poor yield this summer," Sahiti said.
According to Nasuf Aliu, the director of Agriculture and Rural Development, this disease was noticed in our municipality like in many others and the verification commission after being in the field has concluded this disease was present also in their cultures.
He asserts that in their municipality this year is estimated to have planted an area of 3870 hectares of wheat, 240 hectares of fall barley, 180 hectares of spring barley and near 250 hectares of oat, which means a total area of 4540 hectares of cereal to be harvested in July of this year.
"He also said that the office for agriculture received complaints by citizens that their cultures were affected by this disease which has not been present recently in our country, but we as a directorate are doing our best to reduce as much as possible the damage of the cultures.“
Whereas the agronomist Tefik Maloku said that there has been for years no disease present in our territory, but unfortunately this year the disease has appeared.
He said that wheat and barley fortunately are in ripeness phase and is unlikely to incur major damage, but for the time being oats is more vulnerable to disease and may incur substantial damage during its development.
“It is the duty of relevant authorities to do what is needed for these crops to cope much easier with this disease," Makolu said.
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