As of April 4, 2014 Russia planted spring crops throughout 1.5 mln ha
As of April 4, 2014 agrarians of Russia had already planted spring crops throughout the areas of 1.5 mln ha (2.9% of the forecast), up 872.6 thsd ha compared to the rate of the same period of 2013. Thus, the total grains planted area, including the early ones, totaled 1.2 mln ha (3.6% of the forecast), up 698.3 thsd ha compared to the same rate of April 4, 2013, declared the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia on April 7, 2014.
In particular, the planting campaign was held in the Southern Federal District (577 thsd ha, or 9.1% of the forecast), the North Caucasian Federal District (296.1 thsd ha, or 18.2%), the Central Federal District (580.5 thsd ha, or 6.1%), the Far Eastern Federal District (15 thsd ha, or 1%), Kaliningrad Oblast (4.7 thsd ha, or 5.5%).
The Ministry included the Crimean FD into the report, where the spring planting campaign was held throughout 75.9 thsd ha (25.9% of the forecast).
The sunflower planting campaign continues in Krasnodar Krai, Kursk and Belgorod Region – 20.9 thsd ha (0.3%).
In Kursk oblast the spring rapeseed planted areas totaled 3.5 thsd ha (8.2% of the forecast).
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