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 Farmers in the Hula Valley Sow Winter Crops to Ensure Food Security

The Galil Development Company’s GG company is currently engaged in the sowing of winter crops in the Hula Valley, encompassing approximately 35 thousand dunams of wheat. In addition to wheat, the company is also overseeing the sowing of around 4,000 dunams of carrots and 3,000 dunams of potatoes in the Galilee region.

According to the farmers, the ongoing efforts in sowing, collecting, and harvesting winter crops aim to strengthen food security in Israel and safeguard national territories. The Upper Galilee is completing the sowing of carrots, while the Hula Valley’s fertile soil is conducive to various varieties of wheat, suitable for silage, hay, and grains.

The wheat varieties being sown include Gadish, Itam, Yogev, Galil, Regev, Negev, and more. Typically, around 13k-3 seeds are sown per acre.

Successful wheat growth relies on factors such as the timing of sowing, irrigation, fertilization, weed control, and prevailing weather conditions, all of which influence yield and grains quality.

In the Hula Valley, wheat cultivation occurs under optimal conditions, resulting in protein-rich wheat. The growth period for wheat intended for silage and hay is approximately 5 months, while wheat for grains matures over about 7 months. On average, each dunam produces around 600 kg of grains, though actual crop yields are contingent on weather conditions.

Photographer: Faisal Hive

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