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Silk Cocoon Yield Increases 15 Percent

Silk Cocoon Yield Increases 15 PercentSilk Cocoon Yield Increases 15 Percent

Some 972 tons of silk cocoons have been produced in Iran so far in the current fiscal year (started March 21), registering a 15% growth compared with the similar period of last Year, the head of Sericulture Expansion Center with the Ministry of Agriculture said.
“At the beginning of the current Iranian year, close to 26,000 boxes of silkworm eggs were distributed among silk farmers in 22 provinces,” Asghar Dadashpour was also quoted as saying by ILNA on Tuesday.
The official added that 400,000 mulberry saplings, produced through selective breeding, were also distributed free of charge among silk farmers this year.
Dadashpour said last year around 330,520 mulberry saplings were distributed in 19 provinces.

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