As of August 22, Russian agrarians continued harvesting grains and pulses. Agrarians harvested grain crops throughout the areas of 26.2 million ha (on the same date in 2015 – 22.3 million ha), or 55.4% of the planned areas (47.3 million ha). The produced volumes reached 80.7 million tons of grains, with the average yield of 3.08 t/ha (in 2015 – 62.7 million tons with the yield of 2.81 t/ha), the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation reported.
In particular, agrarians harvested winter and spring wheat throughout 16.6 million ha (59.9% of the plan). The produced volumes reached 57.5 million tons, with the yield of 3.47 t/ha.
Russia harvested 14.5 million tons of winter and spring barley throughout 5.8 million ha (69%). The average yield totaled 2.52 t/ha.
Krasnodar and Stavropol regions started harvesting corn. Agrarians harvested the grain throughout 1.2 thousand ha, and produced 7.2 thousand tons of corn, with the average yield of 5.89 t/ha.
Russia harvested winter rapeseed throughout 132.7 thousand ha (13.3%), and produced 223.7 thousand tons of the oilseed, with the average yield of 1.69 t/ha.
Agrarians of Krasnodar and Stavropol regions, the Republic of Adygea started the sunflower harvesting campaign. Agrarians harvested 7.9 thousand tons of the oilseed throughout 3.5 thousand ha. The average yield totaled 2.23 t/ha.
Also, agrarians of Krasnodar region started harvesting soybeans: the harvested areas reached 11.7 thousand ha, the production – 21.3 thousand tons, the average yield – 1.82 t/ha.
Russia harvested flaxseed throughout 17.7 thousand ha only, or 36.7% of the planted areas.
As of August 22, Russian agrarians planted winter crops for the harvest-2017 throughout 709.3 thousand ha, or 4.1% of the planned areas (in 2015 – 436.8 thousand ha). (APK-Inform/Business World Magazine)
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