Harvest

August 22, 11:20 Source: APK-Inform Views: 398

Russia harvested over 68 mln tonnes of grains

As of August 21, Russia harvested grain crops throughout the areas of 22.8 mln ha, or 48.8% of the planned areas (in 2013 – 21.7 mln ha). The produced volumes reached 68.5 mln tonnes of grains in bunker weight (in 2013 – 54.8 mln tonnes), with the yield of 3.01 t/ha (in 2013 – 2.52 t/ha), declared the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation.

In particular, agrarians harvested winter and spring wheat throughout 13 mln ha, or 51.3% of the harvested areas (in 2013 - 12.7 mln ha). The produced volumes totaled 45.1 mln tonnes (in 2013 - 36.8 mln tonnes) with the average yield of 3.47 t/ha (in 2013 – 2.91 t/ha).

Russia harvested winter and spring barley throughout 5.5 mln ha, or 58.5% of the planned areas (in 2013 - 4.9 mln ha). The produced volumes reached 14.7 mln tonnes (in 2013 - 10.4 mln tonnes) with the average yield of 2.66 t/ha (in 2013 – 2.1 t/ha).

Agrarians harvested maize for grain throughout 7.4 thsd ha, or 0.3% of the planned areas (in 2013 - 0.4 thsd ha). The produced volumes reached 39.2 thsd tonnes (in 2013 - 2.5 thsd tonnes), with the average yield of 5.27 t/ha (in 2013 – 6.31 t/ha).

Russia harvested sunflower seed throughout the areas of 45.4 thsd ha (0.7%) (in 2013 – 56.5 thsd ha). The produced volumes totaled 102 thsd tonnes (in 2013 – 135.3 thsd tonnes), with the average yield of 2.25 t/ha (in 2013 – 2.41 t/ha).

In addition, agrarians harvested winter and spring rapeseed throughout 345.6 thsd ha, or 28.5% of the harvested areas (in 2013 - 319.1 thsd ha). The production totaled 609.3 thsd tonnes (in 2013 - 519.3 thsd tonnes) with the yield of 1.76 t/ha (in 2013 – 1.63 t/ha).

Russia harvested 30.4 thsd tonnes of soybeans throughout 17.1 thsd ha (0.9% of the plan), with the yield of 1.77 t/ha.

Also, agrarians continue the planting campaign of winter grains for the harvest-2015. As of the reporting date, Russia planted winter crops throughout 496.1 thsd ha, or 3% of the planned areas.

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