Rain revives hopes for Karak farmers

Rain revives hopes for Karak farmers
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AMMAN — After heavy rainfall due to a cold front hitting the Kingdom over the past few days, Karak farmers’ hope for a good agricultural season was renewed. اضافة اعلان

Director of the Karak Agriculture Directorate, Misbah Al-Tarawneh, said the amount of rain over the past few days positively impacted various crops and increased irrigation capability for others. It also gave Karak livestock farmers hope of alleviating dependence on feed, reported the Jordan News Agency, Petra.

Various farmers have voiced their relief and dispelled concerns over the agricultural sector regarding drought risk. The current season promotes the growth of plants and natural pastures. It also enhances water stocks in dams and hafirs (artificially constructed water catchment basins) and, generally, has a positive impact on groundwater stocks.

Tarawneh added that the quantity of rainfall over the past few days was good compared to last year, adding that Karak got a total of 69mm compared to 24mm last year.

The Southern Maraz area of Karak received 68mm of rain compared to 24mm last year, he added.

Tarawneh also called on farmers to use sunny days to continue growing field crops.

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