Volga Baikal AGRO NEWS Update on the Spring Sowing Campaign !!!
Spring sowing is nearing completion.
This year, spring sowing is expected to be carried out on 53 million hectares.
According to the Ministry of Agriculture on June 9, spring sowing in Russia was carried out on 51.6 million hectares — 1.1 million hectares more than by this date last year. At the same time, the area under grain now amounts to 28.5 million hectares — 0.7 million hectares less than last year’s level. In general, spring, according to the plan of the department, should occupy about 53 million hectares.
Many agricultural holdings carried out the sowing works quite quickly and on time.
The agrarians note: “Although the weather has made its own adjustments to the schedule, the farms of the group managed to sow the planned areas thanks to timely prepared equipment, provision of spare parts, seeds and fertilizers.”
Many farms, having completed the sowing campaign, have started the next stages of field work. So, the farms of the southern regions are completing the preparation of equipment for the harvesting campaign, according to preliminary estimates, the harvesting of winter grain should begin in the third decade of June. In other regions of the Russian Federation, work is underway to protect crops from weeds, pests and diseases, as well as fertilizing plants. Everything is carried out as planned, weather conditions contribute to the good development of crops.