Volga Baikal AGRO NEWS Update on the Start of the Seeding in Russia !!!
Russian Federation: All farmers are optimistic about the future harvest. According to the plans, in 2022 the total sown area will amount to 81.3 million hectares – almost 1 million hectares more than a year earlier.
Krasnodar Krai, one of the main agricultural regions of the country, expects that about 1.8 million hectares will be sown with spring crops – the volume of acreage will remain at the level of 2021. At the same time, the acreage of soybeans, grain peas and sugar beet will increase. In the Rostov region, since the autumn of 2021, more area has been sown with winter crops than last year – 2.9 million hectares (2.8 mln ha in 2020), more than 1.8 million hectares will be sown in the spring.
It is expected to increase the acreage in the Kurgan region (by 100 thousand hectares, up to 1.4 million hectares), in the Perm Region (by 30 thousand hectares, up to 243 thousand hectares of grain and leguminous crops), in Mordovia, in the Penza, Omsk and Kirov regions.
The current agricultural season should bring a good harvest. According to the forecasts of the Ministry of Agriculture, the grain harvest in the country should be about 123 million tons, oilseeds – 22.6 million tons, sugar beet – 41.5 million tons, potatoes – 6.8 million tons, open-ground vegetables – 5.2 million tons.
So, the authorities of the Kirov region in 2022 expect to increase the grain harvest to 604 thousand tons, or by 16% compared to last year. The harvest in the Penza region is projected to increase to 2.5 million tons compared to 2.4 million tons last year. Farmers of the Voronezh region plan to harvest 5.3 million tons of grain under favorable weather conditions, which is 1.1 million tons more than the level of 2021.