Wheat گندم

Problems and Opportunities

  • Priority problems of wheat relate to seed quality and improved varieties, water management and the Moroccan Locust. Seedbeds (good seed-soil contact) and grain storage also need improvement.
  • Priority opportunities include working with organizations like FAO, MAIL and CIMMYT to access good seed, improve fertilizer use, and improve irrigation systems. The Purdue PIC bag or the IRRI Super Bag may be good options for seed and grain storage.
  • Problems and opportunities from Hussain Sharifi.

Overview

  • Overview Info Sheet English, دری (Dari), and پشتو (Pashto) (UC Davis)
  • National Catalog of Wheat Varieties in Afghanistan Report (6.5 MB) (FAO and ICARDA)
  • Wheat Production Maps

Production

Production Maps by Province

Total Wheat Production

  • Production by Province Interactive Map (UC Davis)
  • Cultivated Area by Province Interactive Map (UC Davis)
  • Total area Wheat Yield Comparison 2010-2011 PDF Map (1.46 MB) (iMMAP)

Irrigated Wheat Production

  • Production by Province Interactive Map (UC Davis)
  • Cultivated Area by ProvinceInteractive Map (UC Davis)
  • Yield and Production Comparison 2010-2011 PDF Map (1.24 MB) (iMMAP)

Rainfed Wheat Production

  • Production by Province Interactive Map (UC Davis)
  • Cultivated Area by Province Interactive Map (UC Davis)
  • Yield and Production Comparison 2010-2011 PDF Map (1.24 MB) (iMMAP)

Pest Management

Disease

  • UG 99 is a new (potentially devastating) race of the disease stem rust. UG 99-resistant wheat varieties have been developed. Contact CIMMYT</strong> or FAO.</li> </ul>

    Insects

    Moroccan Locust

    Factsheet

    For more information see FAO and Plantwise

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    Postharvest

    • Dry seed to less than 14% moisture and clean, then use the IRRI Superbag Fact sheet (IRRI) or PIC bag Video (Purdue)
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Provinces

Ghor

Ghazni

Faryab

Farah

Daikundy

Bamyan

Balkh

Baghlan

Badghis

Badakhshan

Zabul

Wardak

Uruzgan

Takhar

Sar-e-Pul

Samangan

Parwan

Panjshir

Paktya

Paktika

Nuristan

Nimroz

Nangarhar

Logar

Laghman

Kunduz

Kunar

Khost

Kapisa

Kandahar

Kabul

Jawzjan

Herat

Helmand