Crops harvesting started in Baydibek District of South Kazakhstan region. Total planted area reaches 31.824 thousand ha.
6.6 KMT of wheat have been already harvested from 3.54 thousand ha of planted area with average yields at 1.86 MT/ha. Productivity is quite high in the region. Average wheat yields reached 1.14-1.15 MT/ha in the country. The highest average wheat yield in Kazakhstan was observed in 2011 – 1.56 MT/ha.
Barley harvesting has also started, but starting yields are lower than five-year average. Nearly 960 MT of barley were obtained from 960 ha with average productivity at 1 MT/ha. The five-year average barley yield is 1.22 MT/ha in the country.
According to preliminary estimates, the average yield is expected to reach 1.6 MT/ha. (UkrAgroConsult/Business World Magazine)