Growers in North Kazakhstan region reported the 2016/1207 harvest results.
In 2016, total crop planted area expanded by 9 thousand ha from last year, to 4375.4 thousand ha. 11.7%, or 512.1 thousand ha of plantings in North Kazakhstan are represented by oilseeds.
According to preliminary statistics, the 2016/2017 oilseed crop amounted to 485 KMT against 400.8 KMT a year ago. Farmers managed to increase the oilseeds crop not only through expanding their planted area by 12.5% (512.1 thousand ha against 455 thousand ha a year ago), but also due to a 10% higher yield (0.97 MT/ha against 0.88 MT/ha a year ago). (UkrAgroConsult/Business World Magazine)