Advanced digital technologies have been implemented in Pavlodar
Advanced digital technologies allowed agrarians in the Pavlodar region to harvest a significant amount of legumes. Last year, farmers harvested 1,200 tonnes of Lens which were exported to Turkey. It was the first time Pavlodar farmers exported crops that are unconventional for the region. The agrarians are currently negotiating shipment of the new harvest with the Turkish businessmen. More than 60 per cent of the crops have been harvested so far.
NURBOLAT MAKASHEV, HEAD OF AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT:
- We expect to produce about 550,000 tonnes of grains if we harvest 11.5 quintals per hectare.
ANDREI KOROBKIN, FOREMAN:
- The estimated yield at this crop is 14.3 quintals. I believe we will harvest this amount or higher. The previous crop yielded 25 quintals per hectare.
Legumes go through several processing stages. As part of the final stage, the grains are processed by the colour sorting machine with the application of innovative refinement technology. The built-in photo cameras allow identifying the grain quality by the colour. The machine extracts damaged grains and leave the refined grain. The colour sorting machine also allows producing mustard. Digital technologies are applied in the current harvesting as well. Farmers in Sharbakty district introduced digital transformations in growing crops and maintaining pasture lands.
SYMBAT SHAKHMETOVA, SENIOR STAFF, SHARBAKTY DISTRICT GOVERNORATE:
- We will give up manual labour as it will facilitate our work. It will allow agricultural producers to bypass us and access the system to supervise and inspect their crops and order fuel via email.
A pilot project on electronic fuel distribution is currently being implemented in the Pavlodar region which will significantly accelerate harvesting. Local agrarians are planning to complete grain harvesting in the upcoming two weeks.