Silkworm breeders of the Geoktepe district of the Akhal province this year conducted the first experiments with the production of color silk cocoons, reported the local newspapers.
The pilot batch was cultivated from imported grains. Special conditions were created and scientific approaches were applied to obtain cocoons of yellow and red shades.
According to Turkmen experts, the color and appearance of this variety of cocoons is amazing, while the natural conditions of Turkmenistan allow to increase its production.
In addition, the color silk cocoon is a valuable raw material in the textile industry, featured by high quality.
Turkmenistan has set the plan to harvest 2,300 tons of silk cocoons this year. To date, over 63% of target has been fulfilled. ///nCa, 24 May 2022