Russia planted spring grains throughout 6.8 mln ha
As of April 29, 2014, agrarians of Russia already planted spring crops throughout the areas of 11.1 mln ha (20.8% of the forecast), an increase of 2.5 mln ha compared with the same date of 2013. In particular, the planted areas of spring grains totaled nearly 6.8 mln ha (21% of the forecast), up 1.7 mln ha compared with the same index of April 29, 2013, declared the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation.
It should be noted that agrarians planted spring wheat throughout the general areas of 720.5 thsd ha (5.5% of the forecast), up 398 thsd ha compared with April 29, 2013; spring barley – 3.6 mln ha (41.1% of the forecast), up 0.7 mln ha. The planted areas of maize grain reached 1.2 mln ha (46.1% of the forecast).
Also, Russian agrarians started planting buckwheat and rice – 11.3 thsd ha (1.1% of the forecast), and 41.6 thsd ha (21% of the forecast), respectively.
Agrarians planted sunflower seed throughout 1.7 mln ha (24.3%), spring rapeseed - 187.1 thsd ha (17.2%), soybeans - 259.9 thsd ha (15.4%).
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